Marla Meridith

May 3, 2019



With Cinco de Mayo almost here it's time for Margarita Cupcakes. These delicious treats are topped with an irresistible Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting. Get the easy recipe on MarlaMeridith.com
With Cinco de Mayo almost here it's time for Margarita Cupcakes. These delicious treats are topped with an irresistible Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting. Get the easy recipe on MarlaMeridith.com
With Cinco de Mayo almost here it's time for Margarita Cupcakes. These delicious treats are topped with an irresistible Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting. Get the easy recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Recipe: Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

By Marla Meridith  , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   ,   

May 3, 2019

I don't like my frosting too sweet, but feel free to add more powdered sugar if you desire.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 24 mini cupcakes

Ingredients

cupcakes

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp Kosher salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs(at room temperature)

1 1/2 limes (zested and juiced)

2 tbsp silver or blanco tequila

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup half and half

Tequila Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice

3/4 tsp lime zest

1 1/2 tsp silver or blanco tequila

pinch of salt

1 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar

1/2 lime cut into small wedges for decorating

Directions

cupcakes

1Preheat the oven to 325˚ F with the rack in the middle. Line a mini cupcake pan with 24 liners.

2In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed for about 5 minutes until pale in color. Beat in the eggs one at a time.

4Mix in the lime juice, zest, tequila, vanilla and buttermilk.

5Place the batter in the muffin pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.

6Bake 12-14 mins or until a wooden skewer comes out virtually crumb free. Let the cupcakes cool completely before removing them from the pan.

7While the cupcakes are cooling make the frosting.

8Clean the mixer bowl. With the paddle attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese together until well combined. Mix in the vanilla, lime juice, lime zest, tequila and salt. Mix in the sugar until you reach a creamy texture. *see notes

9Transfer the frosting to a piping bag. Remove the cupcakes from the pan. Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake and top with a lime wedge and small straw.

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