Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

Bring together Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® lemon cake mix and frosting to make these margarita cupcakes – a perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

By Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • Total Time 2 Hours 5 Minutes
  • Prep Time 1 Hour
  • Servings
  • Ingredients 14



1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ 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 containers (12 oz each) 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


Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.


Calories289,Total Fat13g(Saturated Fat3g,),Sodium196mgTotal Carbohydrate40g(Dietary Fiber0g),Protein2g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A0%;Vitamin C0%;Calcium0%;Iron0%; Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.