Sunday, June 1, 2008

Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

10 oz. margarita mix
3 oz. tequila
white cake mix
3 egg whites
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp lime zest

Combine the magarita mix and the tequila. You will only use 1 1/4 cups of this, enjoy the rest!

Add all other ingredients to margarita and beat on low for 30 seconds, then on medium for 2 minutes. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes or until done.

I filled these cupcakes with lime curd.. yummy!

Lime Buttercream Frosting

1 stick softened unsalted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp lime juice
green food color (optional, unless you're me, then it's mandatory!)

Combine all ingredients and beat until fluffy, adding more lime juice if it is too thick (mine was).

Garnish with a "sugar rim."

* If you are an observant blog reader (LH, that's you), you might have noticed a change in my photo quality this week. Phillip has my normal camera with him on his bachelor weekend, so I had to use the still function on my video camera - not bad!*