Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Margarita Cupcake

I was on a mission to find the best margarita cupcake.  I found a recipe that was a hit and another that was a flop.  From a convenience perspective it is nice to find a recipe that starts with a ready-made cake mix. Alternatively I enjoy making cakes from scratch and am always in search of a good recipe. In this recipe comparison the best margarita cupcake was from a modified ready-made cake mix. You can tell by the pictures below that "The Hit" looks more appetizing It had better taste, was more moist and did not crumble.

Margarita Cupcake Recipe

1 white cake mix
3/4 cup margarita mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lime peel, grated
Juice of 1 lime

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat about 2 minutes or until well blended. Divide into cupcake liners or margarita glasses {directions below}
Bake regular size cupcakes at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Margarita Frosting Recipe

1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup shortening
1 lb. cups powdered sugar
2 T. Margarita mix
2-3 T. fresh lime juice

Beat butter and shortening until smooth, then add powdered sugar along with tequila and lime juice or margarita mix


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