How to make margarita cupcakes

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1 ½ cup flour
1 ½ tbsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
115 grams room temperature unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
zest of 1 ½ limes
juice of 1 ½ limes
1 tbsp tequila
¼ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
Tequila-Lime Frosting
225 grams unsalted butter
2 ¾ cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tequila

Recipe for cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 177 degrees Celsius.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, using an electric beater, whisk the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes on medium-high, until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Lower the speed of the mixer to medium, and add one egg at a time. Mix for 30 seconds in between each egg.

Add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla extract, and tequila. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.

Set mixer speed to low and alternate adding the dry ingredients with the buttermilk.

Bake the cupcakes for about 12 minutes, rotate the pan, then cook for 13-15 minutes.

Allow the cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes and then brush the tops with tequila.

Recipe for frosting:

Whip the butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low keep whisking, and slowly add in sugar. Once combined, up the speed to medium and whisk for 30 seconds.

Add the lime juice and tequila. Whisk the frosting to combine on medium-high speed it becomes fluffy.

Frost the cupcakes and garnish with lime zest.


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