Monday, January 30, 2012

mexican night

last weekend we had mexican night, complete with: chicken fajitas, corona, tequila, nachos, sombreros, and a special dessert! i found a recipe for margarita cupcakes online, so i took a recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker and made it my own (a little more semi-homemade). everyone loved them (and even though there wasn't any chocolate - my weakness) i thought they were pretty good too. 

for the cupcakes:
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
3 eggs
1 lime zested and juiced
2 tablespoons of tequila
cupcake liners

(combine and beat ingredients together with a stand mixer. fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. bake in a 325F oven for approximately 20 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test. cool completely.)

for the tequila lime buttercream frosting:
2 sticks of butter at room temperature
5 cups of confectionary sugar
1 lime zested and juiced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (or 2) tablespoon(s) tequila
2-3 limes for garnishes

(place butter in the stand mixer and beat until fluffy. add 4 cups of the confectionary sugar, lime zest, juice, salt, and tequila. mix until thick. if too thin, add up to another cup of confectionary sugar.)

i added one drop of green food coloring to add a little excitement :)
and here they are after i piped and added lime slices for a garnish.  i had a lot of fun documenting this, so i think i will try to do more of this in the future!


Adria said...

Cute! I bet they are delicious!

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