Margarita Cupcakes

Bring together Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ lemon cake mix and frosting to make these margarita cupcakes – a perfect dessert to treat a crowd.
Prep 1 Hours
Total Time 2 Hours 5 Minutes
Servings 24

Ingredient List


  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Delights Super Moist™ Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup gold tequila or water
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 box (4-serving size) lime-flavored gelatin


  • 2 tubs (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • 1 teaspoon electric green gel food color


  • 1/4 cup coarse white sugar or white decorator sugar crystals
  • 24 thin lime slices (about 3 limes)
  • 24 cocktail umbrellas
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 Minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color until blended. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle sugar on small plate; roll edges of cupcakes in sugar. Cut small slit in lime slices; twist and place on cupcakes. Poke 1 umbrella into each cupcake. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.


  • 1 Serving Calories 289 (Calories from Fat nc);  Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 3g ,Trans Fat ncg);  Cholesterol ncmg;  Sodium 196mg;  Potassium ncmg;  Total Carbohydrate 40g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars ncg);  Protein 2g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 0%;  Iron 0%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Starch;  nc Fruit;  2 Other Carbohydrate;  nc Skim Milk;  nc Milk;  nc Vegetable;  nc Very Lean Meat;  nc Lean Meat;  nc High-Fat Meat;  2 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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