Another fun margarita inspired treat today that’s perfect for Cinco De Mayo parties, spring and summer get togethers or just any random Tuesday. Margarita Cupcakes!
Sweet, salty, tart and yummy, all together. Sounds great to me! I added a tequila glaze to these that you could omit if you like (or make with something other than tequila) and topped them with a yummy lime frosting.
These start out with a vanilla or white cake mix, which is a great base for doctoring up and adding flavor to. For the frosting I made a cream cheese buttercream with green food coloring and a touch of lime flavor.
These are really simple to make (thanks to the cake mix base). I used a premade margarita mix, with tequila included, in place of water in these. If you want to omit the alcohol, a margarita mix that does not have alcohol added would do the trick. Lots of yummy lime zest kicks up the flavor and gives the cupcakes a nice visual pop of lime.
The tequila glaze is optional. You can skip it if you like, or you could replace the tequila with water, and a few drops of lime juice, in the glaze. I made my glaze thin and brushed a coating on top of my cupcakes after baking them.
After the glaze I added my frosting. In my opinion the salty ring around the margarita glass is SO critical to a margarita, so I piped a ring of frosting onto my cupcakes and then sprinkled a combo of crystal sanding sugar and salt on to the frosting, then finished frosting my cupcakes. This allowed me to make a nice clean “ring” of salt on the cupcakes. There is probably some fancy decorating method to doing this, but this worked! If you are serving these immediately, they would be super cute topped with slices of lime, but I went with something that would hold up a bit longer, some simple green candy hearts and dots.
Those super cute cupcake liners, head over to Sweets & Treats Boutique to pick some up.
Ready to whip some up? Here’s the recipe! Remember you can pick up the cupcake liners at Sweets & Treats Boutique.