Margarita Cupcakes (or cake)
INGREDIENTS
  • Cake:
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec liqueur
  • zest of one small lime
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare Cupcake pans... or grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan
  3. In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, lime juice 1/4 cup tequila, 2 tablespoons triple sec and lime zest.
  4. Beat for 2 minutes.
  5. Spoon into cupcake cups or pour batter into prepared pan
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 17 minutes for cupcakes or 45 to 50 minutes for bundt pan, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. To Glaze:
  8. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to rack and pour glaze over cupcakes or cake while still warm.
  9. To make the glaze:
  10. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar with 1 tablespoon tequila, 2 tablespoons triple sec and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Mix until smooth.
  11. To Frost:
  12. 12. Cool completely and frost with foodiebride's Margarita Cupcakes Lime Buttercream Icing. (Next time I make that icing, I'll add fresh lime zest. The green flecks will look GREAT in the icing)
RECIPE BACKSTORY
These usually have a margarita glaze, but I decided to try this recipe as frosted cupcakes this time. Both are VERY yummy. I used foodiebride's Margarita Cupcakes Lime Buttercream Icing. (It's GREAT!!) The glazed cake was a HUGE hit at one of my Cinco de Mayo Parties.