Margarita Cupcakes

Courtney Bailey


I LOVE to host a great girls night out! That's part of the reason I became a Mary Kay Cosmetics Consultant and these events always give me plenty of reasons to bake! What girl doesn't love a good margarita? And these delightful cupcakes baked right in the margarita glasses will surely have people talking! I hope you enjoy them, they've been a hit for me!

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20 Min


15 Min



Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I was a bit nervous to put an ordinary glass in the oven to bake a cupcake, but I'm so happy I tried this recipe. The cupcakes are moist and delicious. And the frosting? Yum! Next time, I'm going to double the recipe so I can eat the frosting my the spoonful. The glasses and the sugared rim make for a very impressive presentation!


1 box
white cake mix, or 1 recipe of white butter cake
2 small
green food coloring


3-4 c
confectioners sugar
1/3 c
butter, room temperature
1 small
lime peel, grated
1 1/2 Tbsp
lime juice
1-2 Tbsp
lime wedge

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare the cake mix according to the directions, add the zest and juice of two limes and enough food coloring to give the cake a faint green color. Bake in the margarita glasses for 10-15 minutes or until golden and bounce back when touched.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cooled rim the glasses with green colored sugar. and set aside.
For the frosting blend together the butter, lime juice, lime zest, and tequila. Once well mixed add the sugar a cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Chill for 15-20 minutes and then pipe onto the cupcakes, and garnish with a lime wedge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cupcake Collection