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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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Ingredients

  • 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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Filling Your Cupcakes Is Easy

Filling Your Cupcakes Is Easy

You can easily add a filling to your cupcakes without having a fancy, expensive cupcake tool. Simply use an apple corer. Insert it into the center of your cupcake, gently twist from side to side, pulling out at the same time. This will take the center out of your cupcake leaving a nice little hole for your filling!! Works perfectly everytime!! Then you cut your leftover 'core' in half if you want and place the leftover half back on top of your filling. Or just frost over, whichever.


Moist Cakes and Cupcakes

Moist Cakes and Cupcakes

To improve any box mix, substitute buttermilk for the water in the recipe and add 2 Tbl of instant pudding powder. (Chocolate pudding powder for Choc cakes, Vanilla for all other cakes). Mix and bake as usual, adding a minute or two more to the baking time. The cake will be level on top, for easier icing, and is very moist, tasting like homemade. My family can't believe the difference!





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