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Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes |

Lately I have been so distracted I feel as though I can’t catch up.  For instance, these margarita cupcakes were made over a week ago and sadly just a few days before Cinco de Mayo, I’m now posting it.  All week long I had in mind to post something spicy and savory since it’s been a while from my last savory post but that too has also slipped.  Sorry peeps, I’ll try to get that one out for you soon.

Margarita Cupcakes |

And because I must go on and bake like a mad woman tonight for a NYC Bake Sale happening tomorrow for No Kid Hungry, I’ll keep this post short and sweet.  Speaking of short, do you see the short stems of the margarita glasses?  Now I know you think these are cute.  {Adorbs!}  I bought a 12ct. mini margarita glass set for under $5 at Bed Bath & Beyond.  What a steal!  And I couldn’t wait for the perfect excuse to pull these out of my closet and snuggly place a cupcake… a MARGARITA cupcake in each of them.  These margarita cupcakes will be perfect for a dessert table of any boozy party you throw!

Margarita Cupcakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 cupcakes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup lime margarita mix
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • green sugar crystals or sprinkles (optional)
  • 8 lime slices (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a mini paper baking cup in each cupcake well; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg at a time.
  4. Alternately add in flour mixture and margarita mix, stir until just combined. Stir in grated lime. Pour evenly into baking cups.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  6. Meanwhile in a small bowl, add green food coloring to the thawed whipped topping until you have reached the desired color. Note: sweetened whipped cream may be substituted for frozen whipped topping.
  7. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle green sugar crystals around the bottom rim of the frosting. Insert an umbrella and place a lime slice onto each cupcake. ENJOY!


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Margarita Cupcakes recipe was slightly adapted from Mango Lime Cupcakes by URBAN BAKES

Making this recipe?  I’d love to see.  Snap a pic and use #urbanbakes on your public Instagram and Twitter.

11 Responses to Margarita Cupcakes

  1. These cupcakes served up in a salted margarita glass are just too cute! Perfect, dreamy lime frosting, umbrella and lime slice embellishments – they make me smile! Beautifully presented… Have a lovely weekend. ;)

  2. Those glasses are too cute!! I love the cupcakes. Your styling is impeccable and I just want to have one with a magarita!!

    blahnikbaker says: May 4, 2014 at 11:23 AM

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