Sweet and Salty Margarita Cupcakes

Indulge in life's little pleasures - margaritas and cupcakes with a sweet and salty mix and a creamy yogurt topping.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Pretzel Mixture

1 1/2
cups crushed pretzels
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
tablespoons sugar

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
3/4
cup nonalcoholic margarita mix
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
4
egg whites

Topping

1 1/2
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
2
containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Light Fat Free Key lime yogurt
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1/3
cup coarsely crushed pretzels

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix pretzel mixture ingredients until blended. Spoon about 1 tablespoon mixture in each cup.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among cups (two-thirds full).
  • 4 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 5 In medium bowl, fold whipped topping, yogurt and 2 teaspoons lime peel until blended; frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with coarsely crushed pretzels. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, just cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.