Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hear it’s kind of a fake holiday but I’ll accept any excuse for margaritas and Mexican food.
Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking challenge for Week 18 is to transform a drink into a dessert. I followed Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s recipe for Mucho Margarita Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. As always, her recipe is marvelous and led to fantastic cupcakes. They contain a small amount of tequila and some fresh lime juice and zest. They really do taste like a margarita! Refreshingly lime-y and tangy.
Mini cupcakes before frosting
I made just one recipe each of cupcake batter and frosting. It yielded enough for 24 mini cupcakes and 6 regular-sized ones. Check out a photo of the lime-i-licious frosting below.
Frosted mini cupcakes
A mini cupcake about to meet its maker.
I decorated the larger cupcakes with a lime wedge. Festive! Don’t forget the guacamole and tacos.