In honor of National Margarita Day (Feb 22), below you'll find our favorite Strawberry Margarita Cupcake recipe. In true Box Mix Mistress fashion, this recipe is hacks a box mix and elevates to a fancy dessert fit for any girls night out or Zoom soiree. If you try it, make sure to let us know what you think.

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients
1 box White Cake Mix
1/4 cup Strawberry Margarita Drink Mix
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup Tequila
3 Eggs
(Add a drop or two of pink gel color to enhance cupcake color.)

Baking Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Place paper baking cups in a cupcake pan.
  • In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low for 30 seconds.
  • Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally to ensure that batter is mixed well.
  • Divide batter among baking cups.
  • Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan(s) and place on cooling racks to allow for cupcakes to cool completely.
  • Frosting can be made while cupcakes are baking or as they are cooling.

Frosting Ingredients
1 cup Salted Butter
1 lb (or 4 cups) Powdered Sugar
2 or 3 tbs Strawberry Margarita Drink Mix

Frosting IngredientsInstructions

  • In large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until combined.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the margarita drink mix; beat until blended. Add enough of the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons margarita mix, 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Put frosting into piping bag fitted with your favorite tip and decorate as usual.
  • Decorating Tip: Roll cupcake in sanding sugar before piping on buttercream to add a bit of texture, and garnish with lime slices.

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Happy baking!