Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer is here... time for a margarita....

You know you saw this recipe coming. A margarita cupcake. All these tropical drinks, trips, and the summer weather just had me aching to try this one out. A few friends, some sangria, and a pitcher of margaritas later--- this cupcake was a KILLER hit. DISCLAIMER: there is tequila in the frosting. If you want the kiddie-friendly version, just leave it out and add some extra lime. But tequila gives it a nice little "kick" that leaves you wanting more. Sprinkle it with sea salt & garnish with a lime if you're feeling fancy.

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1 stick butter, unsalted (room temp!)
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola/vegetable oil
¼ cup margarita mix
juice & zest of 4 limes plus 2 tbsps extra lime juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 stick butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1-2 shots of tequila (depending on your alcoholic factor)
zest of 1 lime
2 tsps lime juice
¼ cup margarita mix

Same old drill, folks. Make the batter first. Cream the room temp butter & sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and incorporate. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add this to the butter/sugar mixture. Alternate with the canola oil, vanilla extract, margarita mix, lime juice and zest. Mix well!! Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350, and line your cupcake tins. Fill the cupcakes a little over halfway, these guys rise and are super light, moist, and FLUFFY!! Bake for 20 minutes, or until the toothpick test is passed. Let cool for at least 20-30 minutes before frosting. 

cream together butter, and slowly add the confectioner's sugar. Then, add the lime zest, juice, margarita mix, and tequila. Mix this well, it takes a few minutes to perfectly combine and fluff up. Schmear (yes, schmear) onto the cooled cupcakes. Use your leftover limes and slice them up for garnishes, and sprinkle with some sea salt if you like that sweet/salty kick. The tequila helps :) 

Pour an actual margarita with your leftover mixer, and ENJOY!!

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