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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Move over, granny's rum balls. There's a hip new boozy dessert in town. Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix, bottled strawberry margarita mix and tequila are the secret to a sensational grownups-only treat.

Angie McGowan Recipe by Angie McGowan
April 16, 2012

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1
cup bottled strawberry margarita or daiquiri mix
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup tequila
3
egg whites or whole eggs

Frosting

1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
box (1 lb) powdered sugar (4 cups)
2
to 3 tablespoons bottled strawberry margarita or daiquiri mix

Garnish

12
slices lime, each cut in half

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place foil or paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of the margarita mix; beat until blended. Add enough of the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons margarita mix, 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until frosting is light and fluffy.
  • 5 Spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with #1M star tip; pipe frosting in circular pattern on tops of cupcakes. Garnish with lime slices.

Expert Tips

To make virgin margarita cupcakes, replace the tequila with 1/4 cup more margarita mix, which is nonalcoholic. Some brands may be labeled daiquiri and margarita mix.

To make the frosting boozy, substitute 1 tablespoon tequila for 1 tablespoon of margarita mix.

If you don’t have a decorating bag and tip, spoon frosting into a large resealable food-storage plastic bag and cut off a corner of the bag to pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
166.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9.3g
14%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Cholesterol
10.2mg
3%
Sodium
8.0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
19.8g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
18.9g
Protein
0.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
8.50%
8%
Calcium
0.40%
0%
Iron
0.40%
0%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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