Margarita Cupcakes are slightly tangy and a lot sweet and the perfect way to compliment any festive celebrations!
Cupcakes made with tequila? Yes! These addicting Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Cream Cheese Frosting are made with real silver tequila and zesty lime juice. Time to party!
Baking has always been intimidating to me. I felt like every little measurement I made had to be 100% exact or the recipe would somehow spontaneously combust. And that’s just not true, at least for my purposes of making treats for myself and my loved ones. I’m not selling these cupcakes to anyone, they’re for my own personal enjoyment. I don’t really need them to be perfect. I’m a self-taught, easy-going home cook. I’m not interested in perfection.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that if I can make margarita cupcakes, if I can begin to feel like I’m not a total loser when it comes to baking, so can you.
Prep Time – 15 min
Cook Time – 30 min
Total Time – 45 min
FOR THE CUPCAKES
FOR THE FROSTING
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
- Prepare cake batter according to package instructions. Stir in lime zest and juice, then pour batter into prepared cupcake pan. Bake according to package instructions. Let cool completely before frosting.
- Make tequila frosting: In a large bowl, combine butter, half of the powdered sugar, lime juice and tequila. Using a hand mixer, beat until smooth. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
- Pipe cooled cupcakes with tequila frosting. Garnish with salt, lime zest, lime wedges and a decorative straw.