Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Margarita Cupcakes

(Photo Cred: Sweet Designs)

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and what better way to celebrate than to bake these adorable margarita cupcakes (accompanied with an actual margarita of course)!

You'll need :
(1) 18 1/4 oz box of white cake mix
(1) 10 oz can of frozen margarita mix
(3) egg whites
(2) tbsp of veggie oil
(1) tbsp of grated lime zest

 And for the icing:
(8) tbsp of unsalted butter
(1) 8 oz package of cream cheese
(2) tbsp of key lime juice
(1) tsp of key lime zest or lemon zest
(4-5) cups of confectioners sugar

What to do:
  • pour cake mix, margarita mix, egg whites, and veggie oil in a large bowl with electric mixer
  • stir in lime zest
  • fill pans 2/3 full
  • bake according to box directions (usually about 325 degrees for 20-25 mins.)
  • cool in pan for 5-10 mins
  • remove cupcakes from pan and let cool completely
Now for the icing:
  • pour butter cream, cream cheese, jiuce, and zest into a large bowl and stir electric mixer
  • add (1) cup of confections' sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy- repeat this step (3) more times
I'm even thinking about trying the Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes  that are made with tequila too!


  1. Those sound like the most delicious cupcakes EVER!

  2. I know!! I'm not the best baker but I am going to take a dabble at it for these...


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