margarita cupcakes

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Courtney Bailey
from Jackson, MI

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For margarita cupcakes

  • 1 box
    white cake mix, or 1 recipe of white butter cake
  • 2 sm
    limes
  • green food coloring
  • FROSTING
  • 3-4 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 sm
    lime peel, grated
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    tequila
  • 1
    lime wedge

How To Make margarita cupcakes

  • 1
    Prepare 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.
  • 2
    Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cooled rim the glasses with green colored sugar. and set aside.
  • 3
    For 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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