Margarita Cupcakes

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Courtney Bailey

By
@Courtney_Bailey

I LOVE to host a great girls night out! That's part of the reason I became a Mary Kay Cosmetics Consultant and these events always give me plenty of reasons to bake! What girl doesn't love a good margarita? And these delightful cupcakes baked right in the margarita glasses will surely have people talking! I hope you enjoy them, they've been a hit for me!

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I was a bit nervous to put an ordinary glass in the oven to bake a cupcake, but I'm so happy I tried this recipe. The cupcakes are moist and delicious. And the frosting? Yum! Next time, I'm going to double the recipe so I can eat the frosting my the spoonful. The glasses and the sugared rim make for a very impressive presentation!

Ingredients

1 box
white cake mix, or 1 recipe of white butter cake
2 small
limes
green food coloring

FROSTING

3-4 c
confectioners sugar
1/3 c
butter, room temperature
1 small
lime peel, grated
1 1/2 Tbsp
lime juice
1-2 Tbsp
tequila
1
lime wedge

How to Make Margarita Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 1Prepare the cake mix according to the directions, add the zest and juice of two limes and enough food coloring to give the cake a faint green color. Bake in the margarita glasses for 10-15 minutes or until golden and bounce back when touched.
  • 2Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cooled rim the glasses with green colored sugar. and set aside.
  • 3For the frosting blend together the butter, lime juice, lime zest, and tequila. Once well mixed add the sugar a cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Chill for 15-20 minutes and then pipe onto the cupcakes, and garnish with a lime wedge.

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About Margarita Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cupcake Collection