margarita cupcakes w/ tequila lime frosting

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By Kristi Lemons
from Watauga, TX

You cant go wrong with this for a party or BBQ.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For margarita cupcakes w/ tequila lime frosting

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    butter, unsalted softned
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs at room temp.
  • zest and juice of 1 1/2 limes
  • 2 Tbsp
    tequila
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • TO BRUSH CUPCAKES
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp
    tequila
  • FOR TEQUILA LIME FROSTING
  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted (room temp.)
  • 2 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    tequila
  • pinch of course salt
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How To Make margarita cupcakes w/ tequila lime frosting

  • 1
    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. 3. In an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar together until pale, light, and fluffy (about 5 minutes). 4. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and add the eggs one at at time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. 5. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla extract and tequila. Mix until combined. (The mixture may start to look curdled at this point, but don’t worry, it will all come back together, power on!) 6. Reduce the mixer speed low. Add the dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk in two batches. Mix only until just incorporated, using a rubber spatula to give it one last mix by hand. 7. Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until just slightly golden and a skewer shows only moist crumbs attached, rotating the pan at the halfway point. 8. Allow cupcakes to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack. Brush the tops of the cupcakes with the 1 to 2 tablespoons of tequila. Set the cupcakes aside to cool completely before frosting them. 9. To make the frosting, whip the butter on medium-high speed of an electric mixer using the whisk attachment for 5 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low, and gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing and scraping the sides of the bowl until all is incorporated. Give it a mix on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Add the lime juice, tequila and salt mix on medium-high speed until incorporated and fluffy. If the frosting appears a bit too soft, add some additional sugar, one spoonful at a time until desired consistency is reached. Frost cupcakes and garnish, if desired, with lime zest, an additional sprinkling of salt and a lime wedge

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