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margarita cupcakes
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margarita cupcakes

these cupcakes are filled with fresh lime juice and lots of tequila!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cake, cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Alyx Kjorven



  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp tequila i used silver
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp tequila for soaking the cake


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter room temp
  • 6 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp tequila can replace with lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • maldon sea salt for sprinkling


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place jumbo cupcake liners into cupcake pans. Note that if you use regular liners, the time will be different for baking.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk together.
  • In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil, vanilla, lime zest and juice, tequila, sour cream and milk and whisk to combine.
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Place a 1/3 cup of the batter into each cupcake liner and bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once the cupcakes come out of the oven, brush with the reserved 2 tbsp of tequila, generously.


  • Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip on low, gradually increasing the speed, for 3-5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with maldon sea salt.


Calories: 378kcal