Happy Hour Come Early?

Can't make it to happy hour? If you can't get to the bar, whip up a batch of these, margarita cupcakes! Too bad Cinco de Mayo has already past, these sweet treats, spiced up with tequila-lime frosting are the perfect way to bring some entertainment to the office. Olé!
Margarita Cupcakes
(from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
1 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp tequila
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Fill a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.
In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, soy milk, oil , tequila, vanilla and sugar.
In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to lime mixture and stir until just combined. Divide evenly into muffin tins.
Bake for 20-24 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed.

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
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Tequila and Lime Frosting
1/4 cup butter or nonhydrogenated shortening, softened
1 tbsp soymilk
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tequila
2+ cups confectioners’ sugar
coarse sugar for “rims”

Cream together shortening, soymilk, lime juice, tequila, and 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar. Add in more sugar as needed to make frosting stiff, but spreadable.
Spread on cupcakes and roll the edges in a small amount of coarse, colored sugar (poured into a small bowl, so it’s easy to direct it).
image+recipe / hostessblog

19 comments

Lacey said...

These look delicious! I love the ring of sugar on the top. I just might have to make cupcakes this weekend!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Anything with lime is great all summer long. These are beautiful!

Vivian said...

What a fun party idea!!! I'll definitely try the recipe, wow!

ps- there is indeed no tipping anywhere in Asia... and come to think of it, no tipping in Europe either.... I think North America might be the only place?! I need to do some reasearch about that fact...!!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmmm. I love love love lime anything!

Dionne said...

Thanks SO MUCH for this recipe! It sounds scrumptious, and I love the decorations on them. Too cute!

EmFabulousFunshine said...

i have to try these ASAP. i had margs for dinner last night...

blondiensc said...

These look and sound fabulous! thank you~

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! these look so fun!

Megan said...

These are two cute...and sound like they would be absolutely delicious! I may just have to make these for our next backyard BBQ!

Thao said...

Oh, man. Best recipe ever.

Georgia B. said...

yum.

Hello Vodka, It's me...Kassy. Shaken not stirred. said...

This is awesome! Thank you for posting the recipe!!!!

Emily said...

Oh i MUST make these sometime! They would be great for a summer party with the girls. Or my mum's birthday, some to think of it.

Elisabeth said...

Yummy yummy yummy :D

Nicole Marie said...

ummm what?!!! cool??!!! i might have to make these for my graduation party!! thanks!!

Sara Christine said...

OMG. And no butter in the cake mix! I love me some cupcakes and a good tequila, but I never thought to combine the two! Heaven.

Kevin said...

Lime and tequila muffins sound really good!

Joslyn said...

oooh i am definitely making these.

Hello Vodka, It's me...Kassy. Shaken not stirred. said...

Made these over the weekend! Super easy and really really yummy!