I seem to have a love for translating delicious alcoholic beverages into cupcakes. For this cupcake/cocktail – the margarita – the work was already done for me! Using Gibbs’ handy Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, I adapted a recipe to be non-vegan, and it was delightful!
Also, I apologize completely for the total lack of quality in the pictures! I couldn’t find my camera and had to use my cell phone :-\
(adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World)
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and blend just until combined. Add the lime juice, lime zest, milk, tequila, and vanilla.
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.
Tequila and Lime Frosting
Cream together butter, milk, 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.