An easy take on those delicious MarquisRita cupcakes we featured earlier this week. Add some booze and fruit to your cupcakes for some delicious and surprisingly refreshing strawberry margarita cupcakes. We used the same recipe as the MarquisRita cupcakes, and all we added were some chopped strawberries to the batter.
As we experimented with the tequila in the batter, we noticed it didn’t really mix into the batter, so as you’re pouring the batter into the cupcake holders, mix it up after a few fillings. I whipped up a simple lime frosting, and voila – a MarquisRita dessert.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups cake flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Handful of chopped strawberries
- 1 tbsp tequila
- ¼ cup of softened butter
- 2 cups of confectioners sugar
- Few drops of lime juice
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream butter and add sugar, until fluffy.
- Add in eggs one at a time.
- In another bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In another smaller bowl, mix together mix and vanilla.
- Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture to the butter (ending with the flour), beating after each addition until smooth. Add in chopped strawberries and mix.
- 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!
- 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.
- For the frosting: Combine ¼ cup of softened butter and 2 cups of confectioners sugar in a bowl.
- 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.
- Frost the cupcakes once they are completely cooled.
And when you have too many cupcakes, you might get a little sloppy…