I had margarita cupcakes at a party recently and would like a recipe. Thank you.
Barbara Middleton, St. Petersburg
Cindy Shea of Spring Hill shares a recipe she found on the Internet for margarita cupcakes. It's from browneyedbaker.com. If you are a fan of margaritas, you will be a fan of this cupcake. The combination of flavors truly mimics that of a margarita. There is a pleasant lime taste. I used Señor Frog's gold tequila to make the cupcakes. You don't need a super premium or sipping tequila, just something you enjoy drinking. I didn't find this concoction overly sweet even though I did add an additional teaspoon or two of powdered sugar to the frosting, which seemed a bit thin to be piped. (I happen to have cake decorating tips so I piped the frosting but you can just smear it on with a knife.)
By the way, if you prefer not to use tequila, you can omit it in some or all areas. If you omit it from the frosting, add 1 tablespoon vanilla in its place.
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