TEQUILA SUNRISE CUPCAKES

1
Jo Anne Sugimoto

By
@sugarnspicetedibears

A moist and slightly sweet, light orange flavored cupcake with a tiny hint of tequila.
The icing is sweet so you can pipe on more of it. The orange and tequila flavors are brighter in the icing and the taste of grenadine is there.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Dozen Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tsp
    orange zest
  • 1 c
    soy milk or dairy milk
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp
    tequila
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 c
    flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • FROSTING:

  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy milk
  • 3 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    grenadine
  • 1/2 tsp
    orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp
    tequila
  • 2+ c
    confectioner's sugar
  • ·
    maraschino cherries or orange peels
  • ·
    for garnish

How to Make TEQUILA SUNRISE CUPCAKES

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep 12-cup muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together orange juice, orange zest, soy milk, oil, tequila, vanilla and sugar.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add to the orange mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Divide evenly into muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, do a toothpick test and if it comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed, it is done.
  7. Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  8. FROSTING:
  9. Cream together butter, soy milk, orange juice, tequila, grenadine, orange zest and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar,
  10. Add more confectioner's sugar as needed to make the frosting stiff, but spreadable.
  11. Frost or pipe the cupcakes. Put coarse, colored sugar in a small bowl and roll the edges in it.

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About TEQUILA SUNRISE CUPCAKES

Course/Dish: Cakes




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