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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
Move over, granny's rum balls. There's a hip new boozy dessert in town. Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix, bottled strawberry margarita mix and tequila are the secret to a sensational grownups-only treat.
By Angie McGowan
Created April 16, 2012
Make With
Make With
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
40g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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