I super love boozy cakes…wait…is that bad?
Meh – don’t care, I love them!!!
I make these for Hubs and my combination 31st birthday/murder mystery party and they were a total hit!
The cake was moist and delicious, the flavors perfectly balanced.
Plus, if you’re really in for a party, you can add a tequila shot to the top!
So these are also perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
1 box white cake mix
1 box vanilla instant pudding
8 oz sour cream
¾ cup canola oil
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2-3 limes)
Zest from 2 limes
¼ cup tequila
Tequila Buttercream Frosting
1 cup Crisco vegetable shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp meringue powder
Dash of salt
1-2 tablespoons tequila
3-4 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
Place all of the cake ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium speed until smooth and combined.
Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely before icing.
To make the frosting, place all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and combined.
Use a large (1M) piping tip to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Garnish with a slice of lime (or a tequila shot if you’re feeling adventurous).
Makes 28 cupcakes