Margarita cupcakes recipe

February 22, 2024
margarita-cupcake

Toast to Margarita Day with these boozy and moist margarita cupcakes! Bursting with zesty goodness, these treats are a fiesta in every bite.

Margarita cupcakes

Dessert
Prep Time: 40 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt, at room temperature (plain is best)
  • 2 tbsp tequila
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Zest of one lime + some more for garnishing
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups Icing sugar
  • 2 tsp tequila
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

2

In a large bowl mix, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

3

In another bowl, add in the melted butter and sugar. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar together, until combined and light and creamy, about 1-2 minutes on medium speed.

4

Add in the yoghurt, tequila, lime juice and lime zest, until well combined. Next, add in the eggs one at a time and mix after each addition. At this point, try not to overmix the mixture.

5

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in two equal parts and mix at low speed until just combined. Again, try not to overmix the batter.

6

Fill the prepared liners up to ⅔ full with the batter.

7

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cupcakes cool on a cooling rack completely.

8

Beat the butter using a stand mixer or hand mixer on high speed till it becomes creamy and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.

9

Reduce speed to low and slowly start adding in the powdered sugar a cup at a time. Add in the tequila, salt, and lime juice (if using).

10

Increase the speed and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy another 3 minutes.

11

Fill the frosting in piping bags and use it to decorate your cupcakes; we used a big star tip here.

12

Garnish the cupcakes with lime slices and the remaining lime zest. Enjoy!

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ALSO SEE: How to make margaritas

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