Sharing a Fan Favorite- Strawberry Margarita Swizzle Cake

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcake

Fromthe old days of Swizzle Cakes; here is the recipe for a great "drink"
Course: Endings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, margarita, strawberry
Servings: 12 dozen large



  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups Granulated White Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs, separated
  • 3 cups Cake Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 4 Tbs. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 6 Tbs. Fresh Lime Zest
  • 1/2 cup Tequila, for after baking
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec, for after baking


  • 4 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbs. Tequila
  • 2 Tbs. Triple Sec
  • 2 pinches Salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Strawberry Extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Food Coloring
  • Red Sanding Sugar or sprinkles for decoration



  • Preheat oven to 350°
    Butter and flour large muffin tins. You can use muffin liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand up mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar, until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
    Add egg yolks, one at a time.
    Beat egg whites until stiff, refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Whisk together flour, salt and baking soda.
    Working in thirds, add dry ingredients to butter mixture; alternating with milk. Start and finish with with dry ingredients. Do not overwork.
    Add zest and juice and mix until just blended.
    Fold in egg whites.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin tin 3/4 full.
    Bake for 20 minutes until tootpick comes out clean.
  • Mix together tequila and triple sec.
    Immediately upon removing the cupcakes from oven, poke 4-5 holes in each cupcake, with a skewer. Drizzle 1 tbs.of liquor mix over each and let cool on rack.
    After cooling brush more liquor or simple syrup on sides of cupcake and rool in sanding sugar or sprinkles.


  • In the bowl of a stnad-up mixer, fitted with whisk, whip butter until light and fluffy.
    On slow speed add tequila and triple sec, until combined. Then add extract.
  • Gradually add confectioners sugar. Then add food coloring and salt until full colored.
    Use a star tip and frost each cupcake.

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