Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

March 26, 2014 by Amanda Willis

Pass the Tequila!

We must admit, we are loving the idea of boozy cupcakes! An adult version of a childhood favorite, recipes that include actual alcohol in both the cake and the frosting… see how make these yummy treats, below!

Margarita Cupcakes (

Birthdays go hand and hand with baked goods, so when a good friend of ours celebrated her special day recently, I decided to bring an adult version of cupcakes to the party, thus the strawberry margarita cupcakes were born!

As always, I love quick and easy recipes so playing around with box mix, daiquiri mixers…and tequila of course, I found the perfect combo.

Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Recipe

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 cup of strawberry margarita/daiquiri mix
  • 1/2 cup of tequila
  • 3 eggs

Strawberry Margarita Frosting Recipe

  • 2 sticks softened unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp  strawberry margarita/daiquiri mix
  • 1 Tbsp tequila

Fresh Lime Zest and Sprinkles to decorate (

The frosting comes out a soft pink color, so if needed, add a drop or two of red food coloring in the frosting for a bright pink color. I added fresh lime zest on top with nonpareils sprinkles for a fun decorative touch. Then I finished each cupcake with a lime wedge and a paper straw that I cut to fit in each cake. So cute!

They were a total hit at our adult birthday party. Which leaves us wondering what else can we do with booze and cupcakes? Comso? Pina Colada? Fireball? Anything is possible, stay tuned!

Pairs well with tequila shots and salt! (


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