Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Spring! Time for ice cold drinks and booze flavored cupcakes?!? OK, I’m in.

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My friend, Jen, saw this recipe and posted it on Facebook and I KNEW I had to make these for my Mom. She was coming over for a Mother’s Day dinner and this would be perfect. She RARELY drinks, but if she does, she might enjoy a margarita. Perfect!

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The ingredients you need are above. Easy!

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The star was definitely these two liquids though!

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes based on this Betty Crocker recipe posted on Facebook by my friend Jen

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup bottled strawberry margarita or daiquiri mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 3 eggs
  • Juice of 1 lime

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temp
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. bottled strawberry margarita or daiquiri mix
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice

Garnish with small, thin slices of lime

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place foil or paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter among muffin cups.
  • Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • n large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until combined. Add 2 tablespoons of the margarita mix; beat until blended. Add lime juice, beating until frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with a cupcake tip; pipe frosting in circular pattern on tops of cupcakes. Garnish with lime slices.

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Get your cupcake liners ready and be sure to mix your batter for the required time. It does make a difference. The batter is slightly runny. Use a cookie scoop to measure into your liners.

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Filled with batter and then baked. Let cool completely.

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The frosting includes the lime juice and margarita mix again.

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This comes together in just minutes. Frost in your favorite style. It doesn’t necessarily have to be fancy and using a piping tip.

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I set the table in a fun, festive spring style in honor of my Mom.

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The pink hues are a fun color for Mom too.

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The lime garnish helps cut the sweetness of the frosting. If you are concerned about a strong tequila flavor, don’t be. Most of it bakes away and it is hardly noticeable. You could even increase the margarita mix amount if you want to skip tequila.

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Hmmm, 23 cupcakes? Weird? Who knows where #24 went? I tried to put sprinkles on the “rim” of a few cupcakes for a margarita feel. I just didn’t think it worked and would have take too long.

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Hello from the FeistyPets. Winston is ready to go and Brinklie is just a little tired. Cute.

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A couple more views of my dinner table.

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And, I wanted to post these ribs Mr. FeistyEats smoked for us. They were delicious. Some were spicy and the others had a tangy, mustard-like BBQ sauce on them. They were served with a garden salad, beans, grilled mixed veggies and deviled eggs. A true feast for a wonderful Mom. Enjoy!

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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