Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

With just a day before Cinco de Mayo and what better festive dessert is there to serve at your party, than a margarita cupcake??  Normally around this time, I am searching for peanut butter flavored treats, since Bill’s birthday is the 4th and he lives and dies for Reese’s anything.  As luck would have it, one of the members of my team at work is graced with a Cinco de Mayo birthday.  It’s become a tradition for me to bake cupcakes for each person on their birthday, so I couldn’t resist finally baking some festive cupcakes.  Since I’m bringing these to work, I opted for the plain maragrita mix, no tequila here, but I can only imagine how much butter these would be with a kick of 1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor.

Margarita Cupcakes


1 box white cake mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 margarita mix
3 egg whites
1 cup butter, room temperature
3 Tbsp margarita mix or tequila and lime juice
4 cups powdered sugar
Sour Patch Watermelons, for garnish

Margarita Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 1350 degrees and place cupcake liners in your muffin tin.

Combine first four ingredients in a stand mixer. Mix for about 2 minutes until well combined. Fill cupcake liners with about 3 Tbsp of batter. Bake for 14-19 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Remove cupcakes from muffin tin and allow to cool fully.

Beat butter on high for 2 minutes until light in color and creamy, then add powdered sugar along with margarita mix or tequila and lime.

Frost cupcakes using a round tip and pipping bag. Top with Sour Patch Watermelon candy as a garnish.

Serves 24

Recipe from Created by Diane.

Margarita Cupcakes


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