Lemon Tequila Cupcakes

2
Tara Waites

By
@TLW527

This a recipe that I made up for Super Bowl 2016. It was a huge success with the "Grown Folk". Since then I have made these cupcake for two birthday parties, a wedding and a retirement party. i think this one has quickly become a favorite.

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Comments:
Serves:
24 - 36
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    krusteaz lemon pound cake mix
  • 1 bottle
    fresh lemon juice (large)
  • 1 jar(s)
    lemon butter cream frosting
  • 1 c
    tequila
  • 1 c
    lemon curd
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • c
    confectioners' sugar
  • LEMON CURD INGREDIENTS (FILLING)

  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon peel
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted

How to Make Lemon Tequila Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the instructions for cupcakes on the box. Substitute 1/2 the water with tequila. Bake and set aside to cool.
  2. LEMON CURD:

    In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in lemon juice, butter and lemon peel. Cook over simmering water for 15 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 1-2/3 cups. ***It's best to make this 8 to 24 hours ahead***
  3. Take the lemon butter cream frosting, confectioners sugar, cream cheese, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice1 ounce of tequila and blend together. ( add more sugar if a thicker consistency is wanted. Place in piping bag and chill.
  4. Place holes in each cupcake and fill with lemon curd. top cupcakes with buttercream frosting and decorate as you please. Yields 24 to 36 cupcakes (depending on size)

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About Lemon Tequila Cupcakes

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




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