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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes Recipe
These pretty pink cupcakes are flavored like strawberry margaritas (yum!) and yes, they do have Tequila in them (double YUM!).  That pretty sparkly stuff around the edge is the trademark sugared rim that every strawberry margarita must have (on regular margaritas its a salted rim).  These would be fabulous cupcakes for a bridal shower or wedding, or even an anniversary party. And with that soft pink frosting they’re a perfect Easter color, so why not serve them at your Easter celebration – you’ll have some very happy guests 🙂

Here’s the Recipe

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 limes, zested and juiced
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Strawberry Tequila Puree:
  • 1- 8 oz container of strawberries
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup of tequila
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup organic non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 2 sticks un-salted butter slightly chilled
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup strawberry tequila puree

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:
    1. Preheat the oven to 325? F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir with a fork to blend.
    3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
    4. Blend in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the lime zest, lime juice and vanilla.
    5. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat each addition just until incorporated.
    6. Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about ¾ full. Bake 20-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
Meanwhile make the filling:
    1. In a bowl of a food processor, add the strawberries, lime juice, tequila and sugar. Puree the mixture until there are no chunks of strawberry. Set aside.
Filling the cupcakes:
    1. Using a small paring knife, cut a cone out of the top of each cupcake. Remove the cut-out cake and spoon a tablespoon of strawberry puree into each cupcake. Replace the top part of the cone, cutting the tip to leave room for the filling.
For the Frosting:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and butter on high until well mixed and fluffy. add the powdered sugar one cup at a time alternating with a tablespoon at a time of the Strawberry puree. Mix until the frosting is thick and creamy. Spread or pipe on cupcakes. Use a spoon to sprinkle some coarse sugar around the edge of the cupcake and top with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Pink and Gold Cupcakes on a DIY Glittered Cake Stand

Pink and gold cupcakes with glitter

Pink and gold cupcakes

When the occasion calls for glitter, glitz and glam, take this idea and run with it.

Vanilla cupcakes topped with pretty pastel pink cream cheese frosting look spectacular in gold foil cupcake liners. Pink and gold just go so darn incredibly well together! Tiny flags covered in deep pink/ purple glitter are inserted into the cupcakes with toothpicks.

But what really makes this spectacular is the gold vintage-style cake stand that these little beauties are displayed upon. It’s a thrift store find that got an inexpensive do-over (cost under $5 in total!).

Make a Glittered Cake Stand

You can easily do this too.

Here’s How:

Just thoroughly spray a cake stand with spray adhesive (make sure the stand has been washed and thoroughly dried just beforehand.

Then immediately sprinkle generously with gold (or silver if you prefer) glitter, ensuring that every bit of the cake stand is completely covered with glitter.

You an also use craft glue instead of spray-adhesive, and apply it with an artists brush, again making sure to cover every bit of the surface of the cake stand.

Last step is to give the stand a bit of a protective covering so that you don’t have sparkles and glitter coming off all over the place. After you’ve applied the glitter, wait about 24 hours, then using an artist’s brush, cover with Modge Podge (available at craft stores) and allow to dry before putting that beautiful, glittering DIY cake stand into service.

This is a fab idea for New Years Eve, a special birthday, sweet sixteen, prom, a wedding, bridal shower, bridal luncheon, bachelorette party, Oscar Night party, or an anniversary. Why not add a little glam to a baby shower?

Or just whenever you want to inject a little glitz into your party or celebration 🙂

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