These Margarita Cupcakes are a combination of a moist lime flavored cake topped with a lime and tequila infused cream cheese frosting. The finishing touch is the tequila and lime simple syrup that is soaked into the cupcake! Muy Delicioso!
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Servings 12Jumbo Cupcakes
Author Nicole Crocker
For the Cupcakes:
2Large egg + 4 yolksroom temperature
Zest from 2 limes
For the cream cheese frosting:
18 ounce packageCream cheesesoftened, 8
Zest of one lime
1-2DropsGreen food coloring
1DropYellow food coloring
For the Tequila Simple Syrup:
For the Garnish:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 jumbo cupcake tins with papers.
For the cupcakes:
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment stir together flour, sugar, baking powder,and salt.
Add the butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and lime zest to the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides to make sure all the flour is incorporated.
Divide batter evenly among cupcake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes on middle rack of oven.
Let cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting:
Beat the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.Add the confectioner sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated. Scraped sides of bowl and add the tequila, lime juice and lime zest. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Add food coloring and mix in until color is evenly blended.
For the simple syrup:
Place sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat on medium high heat to dissolve. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add tequila and lime juice.
How to fill and frost:
Using the back side of a frosting tip cup a deep hole in center of each cupcake. Collect removed cake in a small dish to replace on cupcake later.Soak reserved cupcake pieces with some of the tequila lime simple syrup then pour the remainder evenly in each cupcake well. Place each of the reserved, soaked cupcake piece back in the cupcake hole. Place frosting in pastry bag fitted with tip and frost cupcakes.
Sprinkle sanding sugar around edge of cupcake.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top of each cupcake and top with lime zest.