Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and what better than to celebrate with food? Last year my friend had an awesome Cinco de Mayo party & my favorite part was the margarita cake. It was festive & delicious. This year I am going to try the recipe and make it into cupcakes. So cute! Have your tequila & eat it too!
1 yellow cake mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lime flavored tequila (or you can use margarita mix)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions, then add in the extra ingredients.
Bake in paper cupcake cups inserted in a muffin baking pan, according to package directions, but usually bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tequila
2+ cups confectioners’ sugar
coarse sugar and salt for “rims”
Cream together butter, heavy whipping cream, lime juice, tequila, and 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar. Add in more sugar as needed to make the frosting smooth and spreadable. Spread on cupcakes and roll the edges in a small amount of coarse sugar and salt (poured into a small bowl, so it’s easy to direct it). Garnish with a lime wedge.
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They are so pretty – I’m very impressed. Thanks for sharing!