Are you someone who loves margaritas? Honestly, they are one of the few alcoholic drinks I enjoy (I’ve even had a virgin one before and liked it). To me, that mix of sweet and tart is one of those things that just screams summer to me. While I love the flavor of this drink though, I rarely enjoy actually drinking alcohol, making enjoying a margarita something rare. At least, that was until one of my friends introduced me to the most delicious margarita cupcake recipe.
Unlike a real margarita, these margarita cupcakes have very little alcohol, with the majority of it baking out of the cupcake. In other words, you get the flavor in a yummy cupcake that even people under the age of 21 can appreciate. Best of all, they are delicious and easy to make, allowing you to make a fun cupcake that can easily impress everyone you are entertaining, especially at bridal showers! Want to try these delightful cupcakes for yourself? You can find our margarita cupcakes recipe below. If you do make these cupcakes at home, please tell us how it went and if you have any suggestions for the future!
Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!Print
Margarita Cupcake Recipe
Looking for a delicious recipe perfect for bridal showers or some adult time? Check out our Margarita Cupcake Recipe here!
- Category: Cupcake
- Cuisine: Dessert
For the Cupcakes:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 limes, zest and juice
- 2 tablespoons tequila
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 to 2 tablespoons tequila (brushing the cupcakes)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Pinch of coarse salt
- Cupcake Directions!
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- While you are waiting, grease or line your cupcake pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt
- Using your stand mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar together for 5 minutes
- Add eggs one at a time to the mixture
- Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla extract and tequila. Mix well.
- Reduce your mixer to low speed and start adding the dry ingredients slowly, along with the milk.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until cupcakes are slightly golden. Cool for 5 – 10 minutes.
- Brush the tops of the cupcakes with the 1 to 2 tablespoons of tequila. Allow to completely cool before icing.
- Cream the butter and sugar in your stand mixer on medium high speed for about 5 minutes.
- Add the lime juice, tequila and salt mix on medium-high speed until fluffy. If the frosting appears a bit too soft, add some additional sugar, one spoonful at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Frost cupcakes and garnish, if desired, with lime zest, an additional sprinkling of salt and a lime wedge.