Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Margarita Cupcakes - Whatever Wednesday #2

By Vicky Nardone

Ok, so I know that Cinco de Mayo was on Monday but here's a fun delicious recipe that really tastes good at any time.  Margarita cupcakes taste great and you won't end up with a hangover the next morning.  I paired these with a delicious cherry limeade.  Look for the recipe for that on the next Whatever Wednesday!  The below recipe makes 2 dozen cupcakes.

Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1.5 sticks (.75 cups) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons tequila
  • 1.25 cups sour cream
  • 2.25 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • .5 teaspoons baking soda
  • .5 teaspoons salt
Icing Ingredients
  • 1.5 sticks (.75 cups) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1.5 packages (12 ozs) cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups confectioners sugar
  • .5 cans frozen limeade
  • A few drops of green food coloring
 Cupcake Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line cupcake pans with 24 cupcake holders.
  2. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer (stand or electric beaters) for 4 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla, tequila and sour cream.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined.  Finish mixing with a spatula so that batter is completely mixed and no lumps remain.
  5. Divide batter into cupcake holders and bake for maybe 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
 Icing Instructions
  1. Cream butter and and cream cheese together until mixed and smooth.
  2. Add in limeade and mix until incorporated.
  3. With the mixer on low, slowly add the confectioner's sugar.
  4. When the confectioner's sugar is mixed in, add a few drops of green food coloring and mix until the frosting is a pale shade of green.
After I iced the cupcakes, I sprinkled some green sugar over the top.  Gotta sugar the rim right?  So what did everyone do for Cinco De Mayo?  Anybody still have a margarita hang over?

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