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:
- 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:
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.