Margarita Cupcakes for the Holidays

Yolanda Stewart

By
@Yoza

This recipe is best recipe for Margaritas Cupcakes. It was easy and tasty!


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Serves:

24

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

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
salt
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
water
3 Tbsp
tequila

TEQUILA MIXTURE

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

ICING

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
tequila
1 tsp
electric green gel food color

DECORATION

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
Stir in Tequila and lime zest; mix completely
3
Fill prepared pans 2/3 full.
4
Bake 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.
5
Cool in pan on cooling rack 8-10 minutes
6
Tequila 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.
7
Brush tops of cupcakes lightly with tequila mix.
8
Cool completely. Remove cupcakes from pan.
9
FOR ICING:
In a medium bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, lime juice and zest with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
10
Add 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.
11
Add tequila. 1 tblsp at a time.
12
Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle sugar on small plate; roll edges of cupcakes in sugar. Cut small slit in lime slices; twist and place on cupcakes
13
Garnish, if desired, with lime zest, an additional sprinkling of salt and a lime wedge.
14
Poke 1 umbrella into each cupcake. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
15
Of 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