Margarita Cupcakes

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Adapted from Betty Crocker™ 

Margarita Cupcakes

Lemon-Lime flavored cupcakes are spiked with tequila and frosted with a lime buttercream for a yummy boozy treat!


  • 1 - 15.25oz. box of lemon cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup tequila OR water
  • 1 TBS grated lime zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 box (4 serving size) lime flavored gelatin (can be sugar free or regular)
  • For frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • juice of half a lime
  • For garnish:
  • green colored sprinkles or sugar
  • small lime slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners (I love the parchment ones!)
  2. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients with electric mixer on low. Beat on med-high for about 2 minutes.
  3. Fill paper liners about 2/3's of the way full. Bake in oven until cake is done (toothpick inserted into center comes out clean) or about 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from pans and allow to cool on rack.
  4. Make the frosting by combining all frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cupcakes once they are completely cooled and garnish as desired with green sprinkles or sugar and lime slices.

Yield: approx. 18 cupcakes

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.

Total time: 30 mins.

Tags: cupcakes, dessert, lime, tequila, margarita