15 March 2011

Margarita Cupcakes

If you are looking to try something fun, then making some delicious margarita cupcakes will do the trick.

I enjoy baking as much as possible, even though it definitely takes time, effort, and persistence. I wanted to try something festive, and voila!

Rest assured, you will not get drunk from eating a few; you barely taste the tequila, which is an essential ingredient in this recipe. The cheaper the tequila, the better.

These cupcakes have a nice lemon-lime taste, with a tequila frosting, sprinkled with coarse sea salt. Basically, you will have a very refreshing balance of sweetness with a hint of salty flavor.

I've included a video showing how to make these, which helped me tremendously. The chef -Alina Eisenhauser of Sweet (an upscale pastry shop and dessert bar located in Worcestor, MA) - is great at making this recipe easy to follow.


Margarita Cupcake Recipe from how2heroes.com

Makes 12 Jumbo Cupcakes


For the Cupcakes

  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg + 2 yolks, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lime zest

For the Buttercream Frosting

  • 8 oz (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz Crisco shortening
  • 2 lbs confectioners. sugar
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest

Tequila Lime Syrup - equal parts of each ingredient:

  • ⅓ simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated on stove until sugar dissolves and then cooled to room temperature)
  • ⅓ tequila
  • ⅓ lemon juice


  • sanding sugar
  • sea salt

Special Equipment

  • electric mixer
  • ice cream scoop
  • squeeze bottle
  • jumbo muffin tin
  • muffin liners

Visit Margarita Cupcake Recipe from how2heroes.com for more information.

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