Key Lime Margarita Cupcakes

Key Lime Margarita Cupcakes

 End your Cinco de Mayo celebration on sweet note

with Key Lime Margarita Cupcakes!


Quick or rápido  :) and easy

to whip up with a short cut. . .


Pillsbury Moist Supreme Key Lime Cake Mix

& Key Lime Creamy Supreme Frosting!


 In addition to a box mix you’ll need 3 eggs,

1/3 cup oil and 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup tequila.

The recipe calls for 1 cup of water, I substituted 1/2 cup of tequila for the water called for, but you can reduce the amount of tequila further,  or use water only if you prefer. 


 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.


Combine cake mix, water, tequila, oil and eggs in large bowl, mix until moistened. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.


Bake 19 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 Minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

You can find a printable recipe here.


 I added a little lime zest and sparkling sugar

to the frosting along with a straw.


The margarita cupcakes are not terribly boozy, with just a hint of tequila. 1/2 cup of tequila for 24 cupcakes works out to be 1 teaspoon per cupcake. Next time I would try whipping in a wee bit of tequila or a dash of Grand Marnier in the frosting.

These cupcakes are muy bueno and

are fun for a summer fiesta too.


You can find a fiesta of flavor and more recipes for your Cinco de Mayo celebration, HERE.

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  28 comments for “Key Lime Margarita Cupcakes

  1. karen
    May 2, 2014 at 6:23 am

    oooh, those look PERFECT!

  2. May 2, 2014 at 7:17 am

    They sound delish and served perfectly in the margarita glass. I love the tiny straw as adornment!

  3. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    May 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Very pretty with the zest and sanding sugar:@)

  4. May 2, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Looking forward to making these ! They are sure to be a winner among our social group. They always ask me to make the key lime pie! Oh Mary, I think we have a winner! Yum!

  5. Kathryn Harris
    May 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

    How fun for summer…nothing refreshes like key lime anything. Those are gorgeous.

  6. May 2, 2014 at 8:18 am

    You are having too much fun senorita Mary! They are adorable, and how easy~and they are perfectly dressed up for any fiesta! Love the photo with the glass and the half eaten cupcake :)

  7. Cheryl
    May 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

    They look so pretty and mouth-watering! Definitely going to give those a try.

  8. May 2, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I’m looking forward to trying this, thanks for sharing it!

  9. May 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I think you need to come to TX with all your fiesta ingredients and ideas. You would be a hit! These are as pretty as they sound delicious. Key lime…..YUM! Thanks for sharing more fun ideas. I definitely need to host a party!

  10. May 2, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Another recipe and dessert I have added to my Bunco party menu!…where did you get the straws…love them!…The ladies will love the tequila infused cupcakes…lots of “merriment” going on with this group!

    • May 2, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Shirley! The straws came from Target, I just cut them :)

  11. May 2, 2014 at 10:54 am

    My kind of cupcake! I love a recipe that doctors the box! These will be perfect for my book club! xo

  12. May 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    How fun!!!
    Love your stemware!

  13. herlovelynest
    May 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    wonderful! these would make for a very happy Friday indeed. :-)

  14. May 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    so cute and tasty too!

  15. May 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Fresh, festive, and fabulous!

  16. May 3, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Hi Mary, I can’t believe that I actually had the mix and frosting IN my shopping cart and put them back on the shelf. I didn’t think of the clever idea of substituting a little tequila for the water, but that sounds like a good general rule :) Olé ! Linda

  17. franki
    May 3, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Deewishious!! franki

  18. Nancy
    May 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I can’t wait to make these! Even my husband is excited…lol

  19. May 4, 2014 at 3:41 am

    These look fabulous!! I now know what was missing when I made these! The tequila!! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!!

  20. May 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Those look wonderful!

  21. May 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Cannot find the key lime cake mix. Where did you purchase it?

  22. May 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Hi Michelle, I found it at Target :)

  23. May 3, 2017 at 11:12 am

    These look so delicious! My girlfriends would love these. Thanks for sharing.

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