MarquisRita aka Margarita Cupcakes

marquisrita aka margarita cupcakes

I could have a margarita (in my case a MarquisRita) any day of the week.  So yummy.  I took that love for MarquisRitas and turned it into a cupcake; MarquisRita aka Margarita Cupcakes! They came out better than expected.  The recipe is a simple “1-2-3-4” basic cupcake/cake mix with an addition of tequila and lime.  The batter makes a lot of cupcakes, I got about 3 dozen cupcakes. I’d probably cut it in half next time – so many!

Marquisrita aka margarita cupcakes

As I experimented with the tequila in the batter, I noticed it didn’t really mix into the cupcakes that well, so as you’re pouring the batter into the cupcake holders, mix up your batter after a few fillings.  They were delicious.  They had just the right amount of tequila flavoring – enough to taste it, but not too much that you’d squish your face in after eating.  I whipped up a simple lime frosting, and voila – a MarquisRita dessert.

Marquisrita aka margarita cupcakes

(MarquisRita) Margarita Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Lilies and Loafers
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Serves: 3 dozen
MarquisRita cupcakes.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp tequila
  • ¼ cup of softened butter
  • 2 cups of confectioners sugar
  • Few drops of lime juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter and add sugar, until fluffy.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time.
  4. In another bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. In another smaller bowl, mix together mix and vanilla.
  6. Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture to the butter (ending with the flour), beating after each addition until smooth.
  7. Gradually add tequila to the batter, mix and taste (DISCLAIMER: EATING RAW DOUGH MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOU – EVEN THOUGH I COULD EAT A WHOLE OF IT). I added a few drops, mixed and tasted. I did this until I could just taste some tequila. Try not to add too much!
  8. Pour batter into liners in cupcake pans, mixing after a few fills to mix up the tequila. Bake for 15-20 minutes). Cool in pans and remove from pans to finish cooling.
  9. For the frosting: Combine ¼ cup of softened butter and 2 cups of confectioners sugar in a bowl.
  10. Add in a few drops of lime juice, mix, and taste to see if it’s too much lime. Add in additional drops if desired. I added green food coloring for an accent.
  11. Frost the cupcakes once they are completely cooled.

Marquisrita aka margarita cupcakes

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