For Cinco de Mayo weekend, of course I had to do a margarita cupcake. I found a recipe with not only tequila in the cake, but also brushed on top of the cake, and in the frosting. Made me a little nervous at first because I kind of hate tequila. We've all had a few too many tequila hangovers, am I right? The last thing I wanted was for it to actually taste like tequila. Nope. No way. But margaritas are delicious when made correctly! The recipe I used for this one was from one of my favorites, Brown Eyed Baker's blog.
The cupcake had a lime taste to it. I added sooo much lime juice to get rid of that tequila flavor. I'm getting good at zesting! For the brushing on top part, I only did one brushstroke on top of each cupcake. I'm not joking when I tell you how nervous I was about putting tequila right on top of it. The icing was the best part. I had so much extra that I could do two layers on each cupcake. Then I added some lime zest, some coarse sea salt, and a lime slice on top of each.
The end verdict was there should of been more tequila. Surprise face. I was too nervous to do it, but I really should have. So if you decide to make these then just go for it. Maybe two or three brushes of tequila on each. I thought the frosting was a little too sweet, too. I would of liked more salt, I think.
|You can barely tell in this picture, but you could see the specks of lime zest in each cake.|
|No brush? I used a piece of cheese cloth. I just twisted it up so none of the strings would get into the tequila.|
|They looked so pretty!|