Boozy Margarita Cupcakes puts a little twist on the normal cupcake flavor. Perfect for adults who want to have something different for fun parties!
FOR THE CUPCAKES
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 limes; zested and juiced
4 tablespoons tequila
1 cup buttermilk
FOR THE FROSTING
2 cups unsaled butter, at room temperature
4 3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoon lime juice
3 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 limes; sliced
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
Add butter and sugar to stand mixer outfitted with the paddle attachment. Beat for 2 minutes until fluffy medium speed. Add in one egg at a time until mixed. Add in tequila and lime juice and zest. This may look like curdled milk it’s fine just keep working.
In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix to airate. Slowly one cup at a time add to the stand mixer wet mixture. Add a little buttermilk in between each cup of the flour mixture.
Using a cupcake scoop or ice cream scoop, spoon in the batter into each cupcake liner filling half way. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. These will be bright white cupcakes.
Remove from oven and let cool for an hour or so before icing.
Place room temperature butter into the stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add a cup at a time of powdered sugar mixing on low speed until all sugar is added. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and add in tequila, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix well until the frosting is stiff. If the frosting is not stiff add more powdered sugar.
Fill a piping bag with star tip attachment and piping frosting onto cupcakes. Place a slice of lime on each.
These cupcakes are best when the lime is sucked first then bite into the cupcake for full margarita flavor effect.
If you want to make these non Boozy Margarita Cupcakes so they are kid-friendly you can swap out the tequila in both the cupcake and frosting ingredients. You’ll want to use equal parts of lime juice and water in place of the tequila amounts. They’ll become Lime Cupcakes that are just as good as the boozy ones!!!
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