Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Buttercream Frosting

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!



Make from scratch or easily follow directions on a box of cake mix. 


- 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

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! 

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