Margarita Cupcakes for the Holidays

Yolanda Stewart


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1 stick
sweet butter, unsalted
1 box
white cake mix [no pudding in the mix]
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 c
cake flour
1/8 tsp
1/4 c
sugar, white
1 can(s)
(10 oz) can frozen margarita mix, thawed [undiluted]
3 large
egg whites
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
grated lime zest
1/4 c
3 Tbsp


1/4 c
powder sugar
2 Tbsp
key lime juice
2 Tbsp


1 stick
sweet butter, unsalted, softened
8 oz
1 package cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
key lime juice
1 tsp
key lime zest or 1 tsp lemon zest
4-5 c
confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
electric green gel food color


1/4 c
coarse white sugar or shite decorator sugar crystals
24 slice
thin lime slices [about 3 whole limes]
cocktail umbrellas

How to Make Margarita Cupcakes for the Holidays


  • 1In large bowl, first place butter in empty bowl. Add cake mix, baking flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Stir lightly until incorporated. No more than 1-2 minutes. Add {entire can}of Margarita mix, egg whites and vegetable oil, water, vanilla using electric mixer.
  • 2Stir in Tequila and lime zest; mix completely
  • 3Fill prepared pans 2/3 full.
  • 4Bake according to box directions (350 degrees - be sure to check box!) Bake 22-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.
  • 5Cool in pan on cooling rack 8-10 minutes
  • 6Tequila Mix.

    In a small bowl, mix together 2-4 tbsp of tequila. lime juice and powder sugar until smooth. Mixture should be thinly in density.
  • 7Brush tops of cupcakes lightly with tequila mix.
  • 8Cool completely. Remove cupcakes from pan.
    In a medium bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, lime juice and zest with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • 10Add 4 cups confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time; continue beating until light and fluffy. If icing is too thin add additional confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add food color until blended.
  • 11Add tequila. 1 tblsp at a time.
  • 12Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle sugar on small plate; roll edges of cupcakes in sugar. Cut small slit in lime slices; twist and place on cupcakes
  • 13Garnish, if desired, with lime zest, an additional sprinkling of salt and a lime wedge.
  • 14Poke 1 umbrella into each cupcake. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • 15Of course, use Tequila responsibly. It's your preference on the amounts of Tequila to use, so measure accordingly.

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