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Top Shelf Margarita Cupcakes

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A Lemon cake with a shot of Patron and Grand Mariner. Then topped off with a delicious Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkled with some colored salt and a lime Wedge. The perfect Margarita.

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  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 box of Lemon cake
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Tequila
  • 2 Tablespoon Grand Mariner
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 2 tablespoon grand mariner
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, lime juice and grand mariner. Beat for 2 minutes
  3. Pour batter into Cupcake pan and back for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. While cupcakes are cooling mix glaze ingredients and spoon over the cupcakes. Let Cupcakes cool completely.
  5. Frosting:
  6. Beat Whipping Cream until stiff peaks form, set aside.
  7. In large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth then fold in Whipped Cream.

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