Margarita Cupcakes by Wendy

Wendy Rusch Recipe

By Wendy Rusch snooksk9

I like to experiment and try different things...and this one turned out rather nicely...with help from Key Lime(Nancy) a member on here, whom pointed me in the direction of a key lime frosting I was in search of...and then I came across this cake recipe and had to make some fun cupcakes for my baking business!
When I serve these, I will sprinkle with a lil course sea salt. MMMMMMmmmm
BTW these can easily be made without the tequilla and still have great flavor because of the frozen margarita mix.


Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves:
12 cupcakes
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CAKE:
1
white cake mix
1/2 c
flour
1 - 10 oz
frozen margarita mix, thawed and undiluted
3
egg whites
1
egg
1 Tbsp
tequilla
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
lime zest, if desired
FROSTING:
1/4 c
butter
4 oz pkg
cream cheese
2 Tbsp
lime juice
2 Tbsp
tequilla
3-4 c
powdered sugar
course sea salt
1 Tbsp
lime zest for garnish, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
CAKE: In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, flour, margarita mix, egg whites, egg, tequilla and oil. Stir in zest if desired... :)
2
Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans and fill 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 17-20 min
3
FROSTING: cream together butter and cream cheese, add lime juice, tequilla and powdered sugar. Mix until creamy...Frost cooled cupcakes and garnish with course sea salt and lime zest if desired.
4
For more kick...when you remove cupcakes from oven, poke tops with toothpick, with pastry brush, brush tops with tequilla...then cool and frost. ;)

About this Recipe

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