Margarita Cupcakes by Wendy

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


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
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

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Wendy Rusch Recipe
Well Seasoned
Trego, WI (pop. 5,108)
Member Since Sep 2010
Wendy's notes for this recipe:
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.
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CAKE: In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, flour, margarita mix, egg whites, egg, tequilla and oil. Stir in zest if desired... :)
Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans and fill 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 17-20 min
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.
For more kick...when you remove cupcakes from oven, poke tops with toothpick, with pastry brush, brush tops with tequilla...then cool and frost. ;)

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Jan 29, 2011
How fun, Wendy! You must have a great business. These would go over really big here in Tennessee.
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Jan 29, 2011
Now THIS interests me...saver!
user Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 29, 2011
Wow, Wendy..this is awesome. What a great idea girl. Nice job! This would go over great with guys at a party.. :)
user Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 29, 2011
HINT: I say fill them with some type of cream cheese filling mixture with the margarita mix. YUM!
user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Jan 29, 2011
CHEERS, Wendy!!

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