Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting
It’s National Margarita Day, and you know what I’d be doing if I weren’t 33 weeks pregnant. But because margaritas are a pregnancy no-no, this year I had to get creative in order to join in on the celebration.
I’ve seen some delicious looking margarita cupcakes on Pinterest, but you know I’m really picky about my margaritas. I don’t love margarita mix AT ALL. I like my margaritas made with fresh citrus. And the more tropical, the better. So I experimented turning my favorite margarita – Mango Margarita – into a cupcake. And the result? Pretty darn delicious: Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting are almost as good as the real thing.
There’s a smidge of tequila in the buttercream frosting; otherwise these cupcakes are completely “virgin”. But even just a hint of tequila, combined with the mango puree, lime juice and lime zest will really fool you into feeling like you’re boozing it up. Promise. And I’m not just saying that because I haven’t had a real margarita in 7 months now. Even Sam loved these cupcakes. Like, really loved them. And he doesn’t have a sweet tooth.
As much as I loved these cupcakes, I have to be completely honest for a minute. You know what I’ve been craving more than margaritas? An ice-cold brewskie. Totally not like me. So there you go; my weird pregnancy craving. Looks like this baby boy is going to be a beer fan, just like his dad. That’s okay though… more margaritas for me!
Enjoy these Mango Margarita Cupcakes – and happy National Margarita Day!
Looking for more margarita-inspired recipes? Try my Baked Margarita Donuts!