Margarita Madness Cupcakes

Barbara Miller

By
@Trufflegirl

The taste of a margarita in a cupcake! Super moist, nice tender flake, enveloped in a margarita tasting frosting... what could be better?


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Serves:

24 cupcakes

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

24
cupcake papers
2
12 hole cupcake pans
1 box
duncan heinz super moist yellow cake mix with pudding in it
1 pkg
instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 c
bacardi frozen margarita mixer (in can, in freezer section)
1/2 c
cooking oil
1/2 c
water
4
eggs
2-3 can(s)
cream cheese frosting, your favorite brand
green food coloring
1 tsp
per can, lime zest
pastry bag with big round tip

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Place cupcake liners in the two pans in every hole.
2
In large bowl, add all of the cake ingredients and mix on low speed 30 seconds to combine and then on high for two minutes.
3
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake 20-30 minutes or until center is set. Do not over bake or they will be dry and rubbery. Take out of the oven and cool completely.
4
To frost; Open two of the cans of frosting. If you bought three cans, leave the lid on that one in case you don't use it. Put the two cans of frosting in a large bowl. Add the lime zest and food coloring until you get a color you like that would reflect the color of a margarita. Mix well to incorporate everything. Spoon the frosting into pastry bag with big round tip and frost the cupcakes.
5
You could top the cupcake with some extra lime zest for garnish. Little sugar pearls are fun to use as well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids