Am I a cupcake Hero?!?

Laurie over at quirky cupcake asked all cupcake lovers of the world to unite! She has started a monthly blogging event based around cupcakes! I do love cupcakes! For the inaugural event, the theme ingredient is lime!

Hubby, myself, and some friends were planning our menu for our upcoming Jimmy Buffett tailgating extravaganza and I thought Margarita cupcakes would be perfect! Margaritas are my favorite tasty beverage so I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a while now.

There are quite a few recipes out there for Margarita cupcakes. I chose this one because I liked the fact that it doesn’t use Margarita mix, but is a more “from scratch margarita” in cupcake form.

Margarita Cupcakes – makes 12
Recipe from here (Original recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
1 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla) – I used Silk Light Vanilla Soymilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil – I used 1/4 cup applesauce
2 tsp tequila
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Fill a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.

In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, soy milk, oil, tequila, vanilla and sugar.

In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to lime mixture and stir until just combined.

Divide evenly into muffin tins. Bake for 20-24 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Tequila and Lime Frosting
1/4 cup butter or nonhydrogenated shortening, softened
1 tbsp soymilk – I used Silk Light Vanilla Soymilk
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tequila
2+ cups confectioners’ sugar
coarse sugar for “rims”

Cream together butter/nonhydrogenated shortening (depending on whether you want the frosting vegan or not), soymilk, lime juice, tequila, and 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar.

Add in more sugar as needed to make frosting stiff, but spreadable.

Spread on cupcakes and roll the edges in a small amount of coarse, colored sugar (poured into a small bowl, so it’s easy to direct it.

The verdict: The cupcakes turned out great. They really tasted like margaritas. You could taste a hint of the tequila, but it wasn’t overpowering. They were great for our Buffett tailgating!

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13 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Ice Cream”

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    MamaPez — May 20, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Wow, that sounds amazing. I’m a fan of snickerdoodles, not a huge fan of ice cream (I can take it or leave it) but this one sounds right up my alley!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 20, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I had a feeling you’d be making ice cream with the leftover cookies! Can you please send some my way? 🙂

    • beantownbaker — May 20th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      Ha! Sorry for being so predictable 😉 Believe me, I wish there was still some leftover in our freezer right now. I might just have to cave and make this again for my sister this weekend…

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — May 20, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Might be the best use of leftover frozen cookies I’ve ever seen. Yum!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — May 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve been loving snickerdoodles lately! Snickerdoodles in ice cream sound fantastic!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I seriously need this ice cream this summer. I am so addicted to snickerdoodles so adding it to ice cream is so genius, I can’t even stand it!

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    Shannon — May 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    sounds like you’re going to be baking more snickerdoodles this weekend 🙂 i’m definitely going to try this one, too!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Oh wow, I love this! I bet this tastes like heaven 🙂

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    Dina — May 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    sounds delish! i love snickerdoodles and cookie pieces in ice cream!

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    Nicki — June 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    how much icecream does this recipe make?

    • beantownbaker — June 16th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

      ~3 cups if I remember correctly.

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    Kelly — January 27, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    HI, I’ve never used coconut milk, but want to be prepared when I go shopping tomorrow….2 cans…how many ounces is that? Recipe sounds delish, can’t wait to try it!!

    • beantownbaker — January 28th, 2014 @ 8:54 am

      The cans I buy are 13.5 oz each.

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