Margarita Cupcakes are slightly tangy and a lot sweet and the perfect way to complement any festive celebrations! There is no need to decide if you want a lemon or lime margarita because these Margarita Cupcakes have both flavors! A lemon cupcake is topped with lime buttercream and garnished with the peels of a lemon and a lime. If you love cupcakes that are bursting with flavor, try my Cherry Limeade Cupcakes!
Margarita Cupcakes Recipe
I don’t know if you can see it… but I actually rolled the edge of the cupcake is sparkling sugar to mimic salt. I don’t want to name names, but a certain man I live with may or may not have been fooled into thinking it was actually salt.
- 1 box lemon cake
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup tequila
If you notice the list of ingredients, you might realize it is not exactly like the recipe on the box. I used the dry mix and finished making the batter my way, not forgetting the tequila, of course!
How to Make Margarita Cupcakes
First, fill the cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full of the lemon cake batter. Bake the cupcakes for 18 minutes at 350°F. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the lime buttercream. Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack before you pipe on the buttercream. Finally, don’t forget to add the salt. Like I said, not everyone will be fooled (or pleased) if you just add the sanding sugar! Garnish with the peels of a lemon and a lime to really make an impression.
Margarita Cupcakes are slightly tangy and a lot sweet and the perfect way to complement any festive celebrations!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4 -5 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or half and half
In a mixer, blend butter, lime zest (make sure it is a very fine grate if you are piping out the frosting), vanilla, and salt until fully combined. Add in the confectioners' sugar one cup at a time, alternating with lime juice. If you need more liquid, add the milk or half and half to reach your desired consistency.