Recipe | "Margarita Cupcakes" by Sue Ready

Cook's Notes: For all those Margarita fans you'll love these moist and fluffy cupcakes infused with a little tequila and lime. Lime zest and lime slices brighten up the sour cream frosting for the ultimate Margarita summer dessert. It maybe hard to stop at just one! Recipe makes 10 regular sized cupcakes.

Cooking Tip: Frost cupcakes closer to serving time so lime slices stand more upright in the frosting. 

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp.salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Greek style yogurt
  • zest and juice of two limes
  • 2 TB. tequila
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 TB. softened butter
  • 2 TB. lime juice
  • 1-2 TB. tequila
  • Milk as needed
  • 3 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1 large lime for decorating-zesting and slices

Cupcake Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with 10 paper liners and set aside. 
  • Whisk together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. 
  • In another bowl whisk together eggs and sugar until combined. Add in melted butter, yogurt, lime juice, zest and tequila and whisk until combined. Fold in dry ingredients. 
  • Divide batter among the paper liners and bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack. Place a sheet of wax paper under cooling rack for any frosting drips. 
Frosting Directions:
  • Beat cream cheese, butter, lime juice, tequila and powdered sugar. Use milk as needed to obtain correct frosting consistency.
  • Zest each frosted cupcake with lime and then slice the lime for decoration. Pat lime dry before setting small segment into frosted cupcake. Refrigerate cupcakes 45 minutes for frosting to set. 
Sue Ready is a retired middle school teacher, freelance writer, food blogger and creator of The World According to Bella. Sue has visited Rockport several times over the years and is a regular contributor to the WWN! See her other posts here.

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