Saturday, February 2, 2008

Margarita Cupcakes!!

Could it get any better than this?? A margarita cupcake?

Check out this recipe (taken from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World) that I found perusing Baking Bites!:

Margarita Cupcakes
(from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
1 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp tequila
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Fill a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.
In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, soy milk, oil , tequila, vanilla and sugar.
In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to lime mixture and stir until just combined. Divide evenly into muffin tins.
Bake for 20-24 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Tequila and Lime Frosting
1/4 cup butter or nonhydrogenated shortening, softened
1 tbsp soymilk
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tequila
2+ cups confectioners’ sugar
coarse sugar for “rims”

Cream together butter/nonhydrogenated shortening (depending on whether you want the frosting vegan or not), soymilk, lime juice, tequila, and 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar. Add in more sugar as needed to make frosting stiff, but spreadable.
Spread on cupcakes and roll the edges in a small amount of coarse, colored sugar (poured into a small bowl, so it’s easy to direct it.

Yum, yum, gimme some! Enjoy!! Have a great weekend!

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Ginger said...

OMG, that looks so incredibly yummy! I'm almost 6 months pregnant and can't have them, but they looks so good! *drooling* I'm saving the recipe to make post-baby. Thanks for sharing. I'm new to your blog. Love it!

cupcake monkey said...

Hi Ginger! You know what...I bet you could make them w/o the tequila! Since it only calls for 2 teaspoons, I bet you could just omit it! :) Thanks for visiting!!