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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Buttercream Frosting

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day! These delightful cupcakes, with "Tequila Lime Buttercream" icing, are addicting; and not because of the Tequila. ha! If you have a sweet tooth, look no further than the bowl of frosting. Very sweet and satisfying, but don't forget to put it on the cupcakes! A recipe you're sure to enjoy!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

- 1 box, Betty Crocker yellow cake mix
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or 2 Tbs vegetable oil and 1/3 cup applesauce)
- 3 eggs

Frosting:

- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 Tbs lime juice
- 2 Tbs lime zest
- 2 Tbs Tequila
- Green food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and applesauce. Add eggs and mix well. Spoon batter into cupcake/muffin pan, two-thirds full (using either paper cupcake holders or just spray the cupcake/muffin pan with Pam cooking spray). Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle. For icing: Cream the shortening and butter with a mixer. Add the vanilla, lime juice, zest, and tequila. Mix until combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar until all combined and whip the frosting for about 3 minutes until it starts to get fluffy. Add green food coloring (as many drops to suit your desired color). Frost your cooled cupcakes with tequila lime frosting. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

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