Margarita Cupcakes With Key Lime Icing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 22 mins

Yummy!!! From the Wilton website.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, combine cake mix, Margarita mix, egg whites and vegetable oil using electric mixer.
  2. Stir in lime zest; mix completely.
  3. Fill prepared pans 2/3 full.
  4. Bake according to box directions (usually 325 degrees - be sure to check box!) 22-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on cooling rack 5-8 minutes.
  6. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely.
  7. FOR ICING:.
  8. In large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, juice and zest with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  9. Add 4 cups confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time; continue beating until light and fluffy.
  10. If icing is too thin add additional confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.


Most Helpful

Excellent. The flavour is not too strong - just right. I made these into little cocktail cupcakes, complete with a little slice of lime, white decorating sugar to represent the salt and a little green straw. They were a hit. Note: I also used this same recipe and substituted Strawberry Daiquiri mix and they were equally delightful.

Just Call Me Martha February 14, 2010

I did follow Chef #1517654's tips & used Frozen Limeade instead of the Margarita mix b/c that was what I had on hand... Turned out fantastic! Thanks for a keeper!

Botta-Bing! March 13, 2012

These are delicious! To make them the way I like my Margaritas, I added a sprinkle of kosher salt to the tops of the cupcakes. Also, I dyed the icing with green & yellow food coloring. Thanks for a very fun recipe for Cinco de Mayo!

Petalpages May 05, 2011

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