Blogged while listening to Tennessee Whisky by Chirs Stapleton.
Happy Saturday to you all! What better way to celebrate the best day of the week than with some tequila cupcakes! I was in the mood to do a little baking today and figured I would give these cupcakes a try since I always have a bottle of tequila in the house!
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1½ cups all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour)
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
Zest and juice of 1½ limes (I only used on lime)
2 tablespoons of gold tequila
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup whole milk (I used 1%, so I had to add a little more)
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2¾ cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon tequila
Pinch of coarse salt
Creating the cupcake:
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line your muffin tin with cupcake papers.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. In another bowl, use an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter, and sugar together until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes.
4. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and add the eggs one at a time. Mix thoroughly after each egg.
5. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla extract, and tequila. Mix until combined.
6. Reduce the mixer speed to low. Slowly add in dry ingredients and milk separately into wet mixture. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk until everything in combined.
7. Bake for about 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Cupcakes are done when slightly golden toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. Allow cupcakes to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
9. Brush the tops of the cupcakes with 1 to 2 tablespoons of tequila.
10. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them.
To top it off:
1. Whip butter on medium-high speed with an electric mixer (whisk attachment) for 5 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low, and gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing and scraping the sides of the bowl until all is mixed.
2. Mix on medium speed for about 30 seconds.
3. Add the lime juice, tequila, and salt. Mix on medium-high speed until fluffy. If the frosting appears a bit too soft, add some additional sugar one spoonful at a time until perfect.
4. Frost cupcakes and garnish with lime zest, a sprinkle of salt, and a lime wedge.
These cupcakes are a tab bit time consuming but are great for a sweet treat on a warm summer day. Enjoy responsibly!
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