Margarita Cupcakes With Tequila-Lime Buttercream

July 21, 2014

By Project Manager Candace

My sweet friend Gwen had a birthday this past week. I know how much she loves margaritas and Jimmy Buffett, so I wanted to put together a great dessert for her because these two things go hand in hand. Who doesn’t love tequila and lime? (Well, ok, we know a few of you don’t anymore, but you did once, right?) Making these made me want to be wasting away in Margaritaville! Enjoy!

Category Dessert
Prep 0 hours
Cook 0 hours
Ready-in 0 hours


*3 C Flour
1 T Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 sticks Unsalted, room temperature butter
2 C Granulated sugar
3 Eggs, room temperature
1 Egg white
3 Limes, zested and juiced
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 C Buttermilk
2 T Tequila


  1. Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until butter is fluffy. Slowly add 5 C powdered sugar, lime juice, tequila, salt, and lime zest. Mix until thick and creamy. Add more powdered sugar until the frosting is of good piping consistency.
  2. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, and garnish with small lime slices and flake salt.

Additional Notes

* Make the cupcakes a day in advance if you can, and brush with tequila a few more times. ** The batter may look separated, but it will come together as you continue to mix it.

Recipe Ratings

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