Margarita Cupcakes

I had an urge to make some cupcakes recently. Now, I have tons of cupcake recipe books and magazines. I have favourites though. One of them is a small special edition Betty Crocker magazine that has cupcake recipes that you use a Betty Crocker cake mix for the base. 

Since Adam's a big fan of everything lime, and I knew we had tequila on hand, I settled on the Margarita Cupcakes. This is the exact recipe here. Though, I did make a few alterations to the recipe. 

Margarita Cupcakes


box Betty Crocker SuperMoist lemon cake mix
cup water
cup unsweetened applesauce
cup gold tequila 
box lime-flavored gelatin
I then followed the directions for the cupcakes in the recipeThe cupcakes were a neon green inside after baking them which I thought was so fun. I'm going to try making cupcakes with other flavours of gelatin in the future. I loved the flavour and the colour they turned inside.

I didn't follow the frosting recipe that was given. I made my own buttercream with butter, icing sugar, lime juice, food colouring, and water.

While the cupcakes were cooling, we went out to The Bulk Barn to pick up some things and we found these lime jelly candies which we thought would be perfect for the cupcakes.

The cupcakes were so good and I highly recommend this recipe. I'm interested in trying it with some other flavour combinations and maybe switching up the alcohol or omitting it altogether.

xo Jen

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