Tag Archives: Lime

Margarita Cupcakes

29 Aug

Tomorrow is our first day back to school for staff meetings. Our principal is setting up a taco bar for the teachers for lunch. What goes with tacos? Margaritas!!!! BUT Since we can’t drink margaritas at school, the next best thing is Margarita Cupcakes. Lime with a little bit of tequila baked in. Mmmm. These should help us get through the afternoon 🙂

Tequila Lime Buttercream

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 lb. powdered sugar (1/2 bag- give or take)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons lime zest
2 tablespoons tequila
1/2 tablespoon milk
Green& yellow food coloring: however many drops you want to make the frosting look lime-y- about 1 green drop to every 3 yellow (optional)

Cream the butter and shortening with your stand mixer. Add the vanilla, lime juice, zest, and tequila. Mix until combined. Add the powdered sugar. Start with about half the bag. Add the milk and if the frosting is too soft, add more powdered sugar. Add the food coloring if you want now and then Whip the frosting for 3-5 minutes and then frost your cooled cupcakes. After I frosted my cupcakes, I rolled the edges of the frosting in sugar (to mimic a margarita glass)

 

Check out a very similar post, but for a strawberry margarita cupcake and frosting recipe. YUM!

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Key Lime Cupcakes

19 Aug

I was all chocolated out after 2 weeks of chocolate cupcake testing! When asking the boyfriend what I should try next, he said Key Lime…. Okay! I was pleasantly surprised after making these cupcakes. Their texture was fantastic: fluffy, moist, but not cakey. The cupcake itself has a very light lime flavor, but the filling is like an explosion of lime. I balanced it off with vanilla buttercream frosting. I’m bringing a few to school tomorrow (after all, most of us are back setting up our classrooms and could use a little treat) and I’m sending a few with the boyfriend (I’m all out of boxes, so I’m sending them in a little Sterilite container. He’s embarrassed that you can see through to the cupcakes. Silly.).