Google+ That Flour Child: Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Although I am not close to having a Spanish background, I do throughly enjoy the occasional margarita(s).  Which means I absolutely love margarita cupcakes.  I used this recipe.

I mean after all there is nothing but truth in this quote about margaritas....

Also I actually attempted to "style" this shoot and I'm pretty pleased with it, so there are a few more pictures than normal!

To make these you need:
Margarita Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 8-ounce packs of cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together dry ingredients and set aside.  Mix together wet ingredients, saving one tablespoon of tequila for later.  Fold dry ingredients into wet and spoon into cupcake pan.  Bake for 15-18 minutes.  While still warm from oven, brush tops of cupcakes with remaining one tablespoon of tequila.

Beat cream cheese until fluffy, add sugar, lime zest and juice and beat until fluffy.  Pipe onto cupcakes. Garnish as you wish.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Enjoy a few (or more) margaritas or just tequila today!

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