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.
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!
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!
These are awesome! I agree that it would help to have the oven time in the recipe, so a big thank you to the previous reviewers for their fabulous suggestions. I baked mine for 20 minutes at 325 and they came out perfectly. I was using leftover margarita mix that had already been mixed with tequila, and they came out great (wanted to do something besides make more margaritas with it!)! I also took the suggestion to halve the icing, and I'm so glad I did. I only used 3 tablespoons of butter, 3 oz of cream cheese, and about 1 1/2 c of confectioners' sugar, keeping the lime juice and zest the same, and I still had too much icing. I discovered the leftover icing was delicious used as a dip for strawberries!
Wow-a taste of the Keys right here in my house! YUM! I made these in advance to make sure I wanted them for July 4th and YES, I do! The cupcake was very flavorful. The icing was the perfect compliment to the lime flavored cake. Very easy to make. I piped the icing on with a decorater tip and stuck a cinnamon graham teddy bear on top-too cute! I could not find key limes so just used regular. I will be trying the Strawberry Daiquir mix soon.
these cupcakes are so good. i didn't get a chance to try the icing, since my cupcakes fell apart when i tried to get them out of the silicone pan...but, i ate the pieces with some cool whip...so good :-)
I used a yellow cake mix and prepared it as stated on the box; but instead of water I used the thawed margarita mix. The box called for 1 Â¼ cups of water, which was perfect for the 10 oz can of margarita mix. The cupcake came out perfectly moist!! I also halved the frosting which was perfectâ€¦ so good!
Fantastic! I did make the full amount of icing after reading Starrynews review and using what's left as a dip. I used very thin slices of fresh lime and a sprinkling of green sugar to top off the cupcakes. The lime only works well when garnished just before serving. We had a blast with these. TFS a great recipe. Made for the "I Recommend" tag game.
LOVE this recipe! Make for our 'Rita Rumble dessert every year. Thank you!
Fantastic and so easy to make! The icing recipe makes a TON, I doubled the cupcake recipe and not the icing and still had icing left over. Remember to keep them in the refrigerator after iced since it's cream cheese.