Monday, January 24, 2011

Margarita Cupcakes with Lime Frosting

Hi Friends! These are the first cupcakes of the challenge. They are really yummy. (my changes and notes are in red) I got the recipe from the Wilton site and here is it directly from there:

Margarita Cupcakes

  • 1 pkg (18.25 ounces) white cake mix (no pudding in the mix)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) frozen Margarita mix thawed (undiluted) (I used bottled since I couldn't find frozen)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest grated

Makes: 24 cupcakes.

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

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.

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

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

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

The Lime Frosting 
came from this site and here it is:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons key lime juice (I used regular lime juice. No key limes in my area)

  • 1 teaspoon key lime zest or 1 teaspoon lemon zest (again regular lime for me)

  • 4 -5 cups confectioners' sugar (I used exactly 1-1 pound box)

    In large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, juice and zest with electric mixer until light and fluffy. 
    Add 4 cups confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time; continue beating until light and fluffy.  
    If icing is too thin add additional confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
    Notes: These turned out really moist and flavorful. Though I would recommend trying to find the frozen Margarita mix if you can, because it will be concentrate and therefore even more flavorful. I couldn't find frozen anywhere, so I ended up using bottled, ready to go, alcohol free mix. They still turned out yummy.


    1. I featured this today! Hooray! Swing by! :)


    2. i love this!!! THANKS Amanda for sharing this w everyone :)


    3. I love how you have decorated these - and they sound delicious!

    4. These make me want to fly to the beach right now! You just can't beat a margarita with frosting.

    5. Hi Ela,
      I am trying one of your Margarita Cupcakes with Lime Frosting, it looks so good. Thank you so much for bringing your cupcakes to Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

    6. This is the yummiest blog...ever!!! Margarita Cupcakes...swoon! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Miz Helen's FPT!

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