Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

with “Key Lime” Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Cake
1 box strawberry cake mix
1 box vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup margarita mix (i like the Margaritaville brand)
1/4 cup Jose Cuervo Tequilla
2 tablespoons Triple Sec
      Combine cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in all other ingredients until smooth. Bake @ 350 degrees F, until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean!
 
FROSTING
8oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon margarita mix (+/- for consistency and flavor)
5 cups confectioners sugar
     beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. stir in margarita mix. beat in sugar 1cup at a time.
 
I also made this cupcake with white cake instead of the strawberry, but the strawberry came out much better! unfortunately these cupcakes didn’t have much (if any) tequilla flavor after I baked them. I think the next time I’ll make them with more tequilla and less water!
 
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