Margarita Cupcakes

Hi Friends – I am still working on catching up. It is a never ending game when you keep eating and cooking! LOL Anyways in honor of National Margarita Day today, I made Margarita cupcakes – so sharing the recipe in case you need them to celebrate too!

Start by preheating the oven to 325. Line or grease your cupcake pan. I have silicone molds that I love using, but I do grease them for easy removable. In a medium bowl whisk together 1 ½ cups flour, 1 ½ tsp. baking powder and ¼ tsp. salt and then set it aside. I broke out the Kitchen aid mixer for this recipe! Add 1 stick butter, softened and 1 cup sugar to the stand mixer. At medium-high speed mix until pale and fluffy.

Next reduce the speed and add 2 eggs, one at a time until they were mixed together. Once combined, add lime zest and juice from 1 ½ limes. I used fairly large limes and it was about 5-6 tbsp. of lime juice. But I reserved 1-2 tbsp. for the frosting. Next to add was a splash of vanilla and  2 tbsp. tequila. At a low speed, I continued to mix and combine all ingredients. It may start to curdle, but fear not! I added the dry ingredients in three segments. In between these segments, add ½ cup buttermilk (which I created by added 1 tbsp. vinegar to a glass measuring cup and adding oat milk until it was at the ½ cup measuring line).

Once the batter was smoothed divide it into the molds and baked for about 25 minutes. I rotated the pan half through. During this time I made the icing. I whipped 1 stick butter, softened in the kitchen aid mixer. I then added 1 ½ cups powder sugar gradually and continued to mix. Lastly, I added the reserved lime juice, 2 tbsp. tequila and a pinch of salt. Once the 25 minutes were up I removed the cupcake try from the oven. I allowed them to cool in the pan for 5 min, then removed them to a cooling rack. After another 5 minutes, I removed them from the molds and brushed the top each with tequila. Last but not least I topped them with the icing! They were the perfect at work treat for the occasion!

Do you have a favorite boozy cupcake recipe I should try next?

Live to Eat,

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