MARGARITA CUPCAKES

 

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Ingredients

  • Margarita Cupcakes
  • 9 oz Margarita mix (such as Mrs. T's or Bacardi)
  • 3 oz tequila (Sauza Conmemorativo is a house-fave)
  • 3/4 oz Grand Marnier
  • White cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • 1 recipe Lime Buttercream Icing (recipe follows)

Directions

  • Mix together the margarita mix, tequila, and Grand Marnier in a large glass or spouted bowl. You will use 1 1/4 cup of this in the cupcake mix. Pour the remainder over ice and enjoy the mini-rita while you're baking.
  • In a stand mixer, add the cake mix, egg whites, vegetable oil, lime zest, and 1 1/4 cup of the margarita mixture. Mix on low for about 30 seconds and then increase to medium speed for two minutes (the batter will still be a bit lumpy).
  • Spoon the batter into prepared muffin pan and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick registers done in the center cupcake. Remove the pan from the oven and cook 5 minutes. Remove the cupcakes and cool completely on a baking rack.
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled, make the icing and ice the cupcakes.

Notes

Based on my husband's fabulous let's-stay-in-tonight margarita!

Categories: Cupcakes  Dessert  Oven  Snack 

Author Credit: Adapted from Wilton

Website Credit: http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodiebride/

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