Fresh lime juice, a splash of tequila, and a pinch of salt make these Margarita Cupcakes irresistible.
I love a good margarita. I just love that lime, salt, tequila flavor combo…it’s so good and pretty much the only drink I get. So I’m always playing around with lime recipes and occasionally I make a margarita-inspired recipe too. You have to check out my Margarita Lime Sherbet and my Margarita Lime Chicken Wings….so so yummy!
This cupcake, I think, is going to become my favorite! It has loads of fresh lime flavor (please please please don’t use bottled lime juice) and just a hint of tequila. Because some of you will ask…yes you can leave out the alcohol, but don’t! It adds a nice tang to the recipe.
The alcohol bakes out so you are left with just a hint of tequila flavor in the cupcakes. They are totally safe for the kids and mine sure did love these! They thought it was weird to have a little salt on the top…but they got past it and devoured their dessert.
These cupcakes will be a hit for spring parties, backyard BBQs, and of course Cinco de Mayo celebrations. I mean, really, when wouldn’t these be a good idea?!?!?
I prefer to make them from scratch, but you could use your favorite boxed cake mix and then just add the tequila and lime to the mix (make sure to reduce the other liquid by the amount of tequila/lime you add).
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