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Margarita Cupcakes, lime and deliciousness
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Margarita Cupcakes

Delicious Lime flavored Margarita Cupcakes with some salt on the top and a slice of lime. This is like your favorite cocktail in cupcake form.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Margarita Cupcakes
Servings: 24
Author: Rachael Yerkes


Margarita Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • Zest and the Juice from 3 limes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Buttermilk or when in a pinch, 1 cup of milk
  • 3 cups flour sifted
  • 1 Tbs Baking POWDER
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Lime Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups Powder Sugar may end up needing to add more to get desired consistency
  • 3-4 Tbs Lime Juice before juicing these limes; Zest them to add on top to make them look awesome
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp vanilla


  • Margarita Salt
  • Lime slices



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Cream together butter and sugar
  • Then add eggs one at a time, beating in between additions.
  • Add the lime zest and juice, vanilla, and buttermilk, then mix well.
  • Then add flour, baking powder, salt, and mix well.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full
  • Bake. at 325º.
  • For regular cupcakes, bake 20-25 minutes. Miniature cupcakes 10-12 mins.
  • Let cool


  • Mix all frosting ingredients together with a hand mixer, taste and adjust as necessary to get flavor and consistency you desire.
  • Frost, and sprinkle with lime zest, margarita salt, and a lime wedge.
  • Enjoy!