So let's start with the margarita cupcakes, I used a recipe from my tried and true iambaker site. I used vanilla cake instead of lemon and I omitted the tequila, though I'm sure this would have made them really taste 'margarita'esque... I figured I didn't want to push any buttons at a baby shower.
1 box lemon cake (I used vanilla and added 1/4 lemon juice and the zest of one lemon)
1/2 cup oil
(She suggests using these wet ingredients and not the directions on the box, which I did and they were great!)
What you need to do:
Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixer. Fill cupcakes liners 3/4 way full and bake for about 18 minutes at 350 degrees.
I wanted these cupcakes to stay fresh and delicious, and because I made these the day before the shower, I made a quick key lime simple syrup to brush on the tops of each cupcake. I then frosted them with a lime buttercream. Yum!
To make the lime buttercream, make your basic buttercream (1 cup butter, 5-6 cups icing sugar, 3-6 tbsp milk) but cut back on the milk and add lime juice and lime zest. Also, a tablespoon of tequila would go a long way to making these true margarita cupcakes.
|Photo courtesy of iambaker|
I also made chocolate cupcakes with a blackberry compote and lilac buttercream. And cheesecake truffle 'pops'. I didn't quite expect the cheesecake pops to be such a hit, but they ended up being deeeelicious! The best part was: they are dead simple to make. But those are for the next post ;)