These addicting Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Cream Cheese Frosting are made with real silver tequila and zesty lime juice. Time to party!
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Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Cream Cheese Frosting

These addicting Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Cream Cheese Frosting are made with real silver tequila and zesty lime juice. Time to party!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 cupcakes
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (about 1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 medium lime, juiced + zest
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon silver or blanco tequila

For the frosting

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons silver or blanco tequila
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons lime zest

Instructions

For the cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners and set aside. (You can use either a 6-cup muffin tin or a 12-cup muffin tin. Both work!)
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together with a fork/whisk and set aside.
  • In another large bowl, beat the butter on high until smooth using a handheld or stand mixer. Add in the sugar and mix for 1-2 minutes, until the butter and sugar have fully come together. Add in the egg, lime juice, milk and tequila and mix for 30 seconds until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients by adding a little, mixing it in and then adding some more until the wet and dry ingredients have been combined.
  • Evenly pour the batter into the liners up to about 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Important: Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting

  • In a large bowl, add the butter, cream cheese. Mix together until completely smooth using a handheld or stand mixer. 
  • Add in the vanilla extract, lime juice, silver tequila and pinch of salt. Mix together for about 30 seconds, until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the powdered sugar by adding a little, mixing it in and then adding some more until the wet and dry ingredients have been combined.
  • Frost the cupcakes and garnish with some more lime zest and a slice of lime if desired.

Notes

The frosting makes 1.5 cups and is enough to cover 12 cupcakes.
Recipe adapated from Inspired Home.