Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Margaritas All Around

Written By: Ooh La La (Danielle Marie)

It was margarita night at our house yesterday!  Our guests were in heaven!  We had everything from Skinnygirl Margarita cocktails, guacamole with a hint of tequila and for dessert, you'll never guess, we had Margarita Cupcakes!

Margarita Cupcakes: Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

1 box Betty Crocker lemon cake mix
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of Skinnygirl margarita (my sub from original recipe)
1 tsp. grated orange peel
3 eggs
1 box lime gelatin (.3 oz box: my sub)
1 box (4 servings) of strawberry gelatin (my substitution)

2 containers (12oz each) Betty Crocker Whipped fluffy white frosting
Green gel food color

1/4 cup white decorator sugar crystals
24 thin lime slices (3 limes)
24 cocktail umbrellas

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular size muffin tins.

In large bowl beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds.  Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

Bake 18-22 minutes (toothpick comes out clean).  Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks and cool completely.

In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color until blended.  Frost cupcakes.  Sprinkle sugar on small plate; roll edges of cupcakes in sugar.  Cut small slit in lime slices; twist and place on cupcakes.  Poke 1 umbrella in each cupcake.  Store loosely covered in refrigerator.  

Makes 24 cupcakes.  Enjoy a mouth watering treat!

The final result: a margarita cupcake!  Can a cupcake get any better than this?

Don't forget to enjoy a glass of Skinnygirl Margarita with your Margarita Cupcake!

Life is Good!

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