Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Found this recipe in an old Strawberry recipe book AND it happens to be Aunt Kiki's birthday...when I think of her...well Strawberry Margaritas come to mind :) These were made without alcohol but, you certainly could add 1/2 c of a real margarita or tequila if you'd like. I sprinkled them with some colored sugar and Twang (it's a lemon-lime beer salt that you put on rim of cold beer) her favorite thing right now but, you cold probably use regular salt and colored sugar. 
Making them non-alcoholic made it easy to pass these off as Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes so the kids could enjoy them too.

1 box white cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 c chopped strawberries
1 box strawberry Jello gelatin
1/2 c frozen Bacardi Margarita Mix (thawed)
1 small lime

Combine first 3 ingredients with mixer, add strawberries and beat. Mix gelatin and margarita mix, Jello may not dissolve completely and that's ok. Add Jello mix to cake mixture. Next add your juice from your lime. Mix all ingredients together until blended. Bake in lined cupcake tins, about 18 minutes until done. Cool completely.


1 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
2 c powdered sugar
2 - 4 limes
4 drops of pink food coloring
colored sugar (opt)
Twang (lemon-lime beer salt) or regular salt can be used (opt)

Beat cream cheese in mixer, slowly add powdered sugar. Add food coloring and juice from 2 limes - you can add the zest if you like. Mix will be thick and creamy. Ice cupcakes and chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle the sides with sugar salt mix.


Mary said…
Beautiful! This is something I never would have thought of. They sound delicious as well. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary
The Pierce's said…
Hey Mickey
First let me say I love your blog and I have enjoyed so many of your recipes! I have a question about these, I don't use box cakes and I am wondering if I can use my own white cake recipe and than add teh jello and strawberries? My email is Thanks Tonya