Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cupcakes - Margarita Cupcakes

A comment was left on my Rhubarb Cupcakes post about margarita cupcakes - and I couldn't get them out of my head! I had some girly drinks last weekend and thought it would be a good chance to try these out. 

I used a plain cake mix that I can get from the Sugarcraft Guild I belong to, but you could just use a plain cupcake mix, like the recipe on my post above. I added a bit of tequila and some lime juice to the batter, as well as a pinch of flaky sea salt. The icing I used was the same as for the Rhubarb Cupcakes, with lime juice instead of lemon juice and a little bit of green food colouring. To finish them off I sprinkled a little bit more flaky sea salt over each one.

They were so tasty! It was really nice with the little bit of salt on top, it stopped them from being sickly and kind of broke through all the sweetness. 

We spent the night making traffic light drinks with Midori and  Grenadine - yum! My friend who wasn't drinking drove me home later and was happy to be paid in leftover cupcakes!

Are there any other flavours I should try out? These ones were so good! What's your favourite flavour? 


  1. You could make midori cupcakes - green! Then add edible glitter to the icing^^

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  2. Oh wow, these look soooo good! How smart to add the salt on top! I really want a margarita right now... :)

  3. oh my! margaritas and cupcakes, two of my favorite things. I will be trying these soon!

  4. oooo these look so yummy!

  5. Yum! Amazing!

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  7. hmm they sound lovely! I bet they are yummy with the salt sprinkled on top.

  8. YUM, they sound delish!!

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  9. These looks so so delicious! Mmm! <3 I love the colour of the icing!

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  10. wow! these look and sound amazing! Love your new blog layout. <3