Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Strawberry Margarita CupcakesHappy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of this festive occasion I whipped up a batch of Strawberry Margarita inspired cupcakes. I adapted my favorite chocolate cake recipe to make these moist, strawberry cupcakes with just a hint of lime. Then topped them with lime-cream cheese frosting. They make for  one bright and tasty summertime treat!

Strawberry Margarita CupcakesCupcakes:
1 strawberry cake mix
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
zest of 1 lime

Frosting:
1 package cream cheese
1 stick butter
juice of one lime
2-3 cups powdered sugar

Strawberry Margarita CupcakesMix together all of  the cupcake ingredients with an electric or stand mixer. Batter will be thick. Spoon into lined cupcake pans. Bake 29-31 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs. Let cool.

Beat together butter, cream cheese and lime juice until smooth. Add in powdered sugar until reaching desired consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes. Garnish with addition lime slices and strawberry slices (optional).

 adapted from this recipe

 

 

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