Margarita Cupcake Recipe

Servings 12 Cupcakes


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest 1 lime
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla soy milk Regular 2% milk would also work.
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons tequila
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream or soymilk
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • approximately 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • coarse colored sugar and salt for “rims”
  • Umbrella toppers optional


Cupcake Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, soy milk, oil , tequila, vanilla and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the lime mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Divide evenly among 12 cupcake liners.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20-24 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the cupcakes spring back when lightly pressed.

Frosting Instructions

  1. Cream together butter/nonhydrogenated shortening (depending on whether you want the frosting vegan or not), heavy whipping cream or soymilk, lime juice, tequila, and confectioners’ sugar.
  2. Add in more sugar as needed to make the frosting smooth and spreadable.
  3. Spread the frosting on the cupcakes.
  4. Combine colored sugar and salt in a small bowl.
  5. Roll the edge of each cupcake in the sugar/salt mixture.
  6. Top with umbrellas.

Recipe Notes

Depending on how much frosting you like, you might consider cutting the frosting recipe in half. I ended up with a lot more frosting than I needed.