Mucho Margarita Cupcakes
June 12, 2011, 10:49 am
Filed under: Dessert, Kitchen | Tags: , , , ,

I don’t know about you, but when I think about 21st Birthdays, I think about liquor… and cake.  These little guys are perfect!  Yummy cake and frosting spiked with 100% agave tequila, then rimmed with festive crystal sugar, what more do you need in life?

This recipe is taken from Isa Chandra Moskowits and Terry Hope Romero’s Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, they are not my own.  I have made MANY cakes from this book and is well worth the purchase.  Get one for yourself, you won’t regret it!



  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 1 cup soy milk or rice milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoon tequila (I used double what is called for ^_^’ )
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.  In large bowl, beat together lime juice, zest, soy milk, canola oil, tequila, vanilla, and sugar.  Sift in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until batter is smooth. 

Fill liners three-quarters of the way full and bake for about 20 to 22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting: allowing cakes to set for an hour or two helps the flavor to develop fully.


  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon soy milk or rice milk
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tequila (again, I use much more)
  • tiniest drop of green food color
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Blend margarine with a fork till soft and fluffy, then stir in soy milk, lime juice, tequila, and food coloring (aim for a light mint color). Sift in 2 cups confectioners’ sugar and blend till creamy and smooth.  If it’s a little too liquidy for your taste, sift in a little more confectioners’ sugar, a tablespoon at a time, till a thick but spreadable consistency is reached. Refrigerate till ready to use.

Spread icing on cupcakes, spreading all the way to the edges, then roll just the outer edges of cupcakes in sugar crystals.  If the is way too messy, just sprinkle sugar crystals on edges of cupcake by hand.

2 Comments so far
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Awesome!!!! Did they taste bomb?

Comment by Ali

They’re not your typical cupcake taste, a little odd. But if you were biting into them and expecting it to taste like a margarita, you won’t be let down. With the lime and agave flavors, it is spot on. Took them to work and none are left, so I think they did pretty well.

Comment by duhgeorge

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