Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila

Something to consider on Cinco de Mayo -- Margarita Cupcakes!

Cakes with Alcohol: Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila

Basic recipe is from Wilton.com. The minor changes are added in the ingredients.

Ingredients for 24 cupcakes
source: http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Margarita-Cupcakes-1
  • 1 pkg (18.25 ounces) white cake mix (no pudding in the mix)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) frozen Margarita mix thawed (undiluted)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime zest grated (original recipe called for only 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tablespoon tequila

Direction for the cupcake:
step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line standard muffin pan with baking cups.

step 2

In large bowl, combine cake mix, Margarita mix, egg whites and vegetable oil using electric mixer. Stir in lime zest; mix completely. Fill prepared pans 2/3 full.

step 3

Bake 22-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.

step 4

Cool in pan on cooling rack 5-8 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely.

step 5

Frost cooled cupcakes with icing and garnish, if desired, with a strawberry and/or lime twist.

For the frosting, a Swiss Meringue Buttercream from a previous post is used with the following addtiongal ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • lemon zest to taste
  • food coloring (green)

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