Margarita Cupcakes for the Holidays

Yolanda Stewart


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1 stick
sweet butter, unsalted
1 box
white cake mix [no pudding in the mix]
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 c
cake flour
1/8 tsp
1/4 c
sugar, white
1 can(s)
(10 oz) can frozen margarita mix, thawed [undiluted]
3 large
egg whites
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
grated lime zest
1/4 c
3 Tbsp


1/4 c
powder sugar
2 Tbsp
key lime juice
2 Tbsp


1 stick
sweet butter, unsalted, softened
8 oz
1 package cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
key lime juice
1 tsp
key lime zest or 1 tsp lemon zest
4-5 c
confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
electric green gel food color


1/4 c
coarse white sugar or shite decorator sugar crystals
24 slice
thin lime slices [about 3 whole limes]
cocktail umbrellas


1In large bowl, first place butter in empty bowl. Add cake mix, baking flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Stir lightly until incorporated. No more than 1-2 minutes. Add {entire can} of Margarita mix, egg whites and vegetable oil, water, vanilla using electric mixer.
2Stir in Tequila and lime zest; mix completely
3Fill prepared pans 2/3 full.
4Bake according to box directions (350 degrees - be sure to check box!) Bake 22-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.
5Cool in pan on cooling rack 8-10 minutes
6Tequila Mix.

In a small bowl, mix together 2-4 tbsp of tequila. lime juice and powder sugar until smooth. Mixture should be thinly in density.
7Brush tops of cupcakes lightly with tequila mix.
8Cool completely. Remove cupcakes from pan.
In a medium bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, lime juice and zest with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
10Add 4 cups confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time; continue beating until light and fluffy. If icing is too thin add additional confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add food color until blended.
11Add tequila. 1 tblsp at a time.
12Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle sugar on small plate; roll edges of cupcakes in sugar. Cut small slit in lime slices; twist and place on cupcakes
13Garnish, if desired, with lime zest, an additional sprinkling of salt and a lime wedge.
14Poke 1 umbrella into each cupcake. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
15Of course, use Tequila responsibly. It's your preference on the amounts of Tequila to use, so measure accordingly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts, Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy