Margarita cupcakes, like margaritas themselves, go down smooth, leaving you with just a small tickle in your mouth from the salted rim (yes, the rim of the margarita cupcakes has salt, but it’s mostly sugar). The margarita cupcakes won’t get you drunk, but they are boozey. There’s tequila in both the margarita cupcake batter and the margarita frosting.
The Margarita Cupcake Back Story
I was invited to a Memorial Day game of wiffle ball (a game I hadn’t played in years – and as it turns out still haven’t). The last two parties that were hosted by the wiffle ball couple involved margaritas in some way so I felt that this one should, too.
Although we were were sitting on picnic tables in a shady St. Louis park, the cupcakes transported us to a glistening island shoreline. There was no alcohol allowed in the park, but who would suspect that the margarita cupcakes I brought contained tequila?
Margarita Cupcake Recipe
I found a recipe for margarita cupcakes on Baking Bites, one of my favorite blogs. The margarita cupcake recipe originally came from a Vegan cupcake cookbook called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I’m not a vegan, but one nice feature of this cupcake was that the party’s host, who is lactose intolerant, was able to eat them (he put up with the small amount of butter in the frosting). I may a very slight adaption to the frosting recipe, but the rest has not been changed.
Other Margarita Cupcake Anecdotes
- Margarita cupcakes are not dangerous because of the alcohol. They are dangerous because one of my cupcake tasters cut the roof of his mouth with the coarse salt. We’re talking blood and all. I call that user error.
- Margarita is clearly not a winter kind of flavor, so I didn’t expect it to be a wedding contender at all. I just made it because it seemed like a perfect wiffle ball summer thing. However, I’ve been informed that a family member of bride to be said, “I don’t know what a blog is, but I know a great cupcake when I eat it.” Apparently, he tried to convince the couple to adjust their wedding theme so that this cupcake could make an appearance. We’ll have to make sure he gets to taste some of the future flavors. I like fans!