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Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes: Fluffy lime cupcakes topped with a rich tequila lime buttercream. If you like margaritas you'll love these cupcakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Birthday, boozy, Easy, From Scratch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 482kcal
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For the Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice (About 2 Limes) Freshly Squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Zest (From about 1 1/2 Limes)
  • 1 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Tequila Divided
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk

For the Tequila Lime Frosting

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice (From about 2 limes) Freshly Squeezed
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Zest (From about 5 limes)
  • 4 Tablespoons Tequila
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Lime Slices To Garnish


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  • In another large bowl, beat sugar, butter, and eggs until combined. Then add in the lime juice, lime zest, 1 tablespoon tequila, and vanilla.
  • Alternate between adding in the milk, and flour mixture until everything is just combined. 
  • Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full. Bake for 21-23 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes.
  • Once cooled, poke holes into the cupcake and brush remaining tequila over the top using a BBQ sauce brush, or you can dip the top of the cupcake into a bowl of tequila. Cool completely. 

For the Tequila Lime Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat butter, lime juice, lime zest, and tequila until light and fluffy. 
  • Add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add heavy cream as needed to reach your desired consistency. 
  • Pipe with a star tip or spread frosting onto cupcakes. Top with a lime slice and a paper straw if desired.


Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 123mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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