Margarita Cupcakes

♥ Margarita Cupcakes
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1 box Pillsbury or Betty Crocker lemon cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup tequila or water
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 eggs
1 box (4-serving size) lime-flavored gelatin


1 containers (12 oz each) Whipped fluffy white frosting
1 teaspoon green & yellow food color


coarse white sugar or white decorator sugar crystals I used light green
24 thin lime slices (about 3 limes)
24 cocktail umbrellas (optional) I used straws


Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 Minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely.

In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color until blended. Frost cupcakes.
Sprinkle sugar on small plate; roll edges of cupcakes in sugar. Cut small slit in lime slices; twist and place on cupcakes. Poke 1 umbrella or straw into each cupcake. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Adapted from Better Crocker
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