Margarita Cupcakes Recipe


Margarita Cupcakes Recipe


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1.5 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz tequila of your choosing
  • 7 oz lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime

For the frosting:

  • 1  1/2 sticks butter (12 Tbs)
  • 4-5 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tbs tequila
  • 1 Tbs lime juice
  • zest of one lime
  • lime slices for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake tins with cupcake papers.

In a large bowl, prepare batter according to package directions substituting the 1 1/3 cup water with triple sec, tequila and lime juice.  Add lime zest.  Mix well.  Pour into cupcake tins, filling about 2/3rs of the way,  and place in oven.  Bake for 19-22 minutes until cupcakes spring back when touched.

Meanwhile, prepare frosting.  Using an electric hand mixer, cream butter and 1 cup confectioners sugar in a high sided bowl until fluffy.  Add tequila, lime juice and lime zest.  Mix in remaining sugar, adding more if necessary to reach desired consistency, if piping, it should be a little stiffer.

Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting. If garnishing, cut lime into very thin slices, about 1/8 inch thick.  cut each slice into quarters.  Pat dry with paper towels and  place on frosting.

Eat.  Can be refrigerated up to 3 days.