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Cinco de Mayo – Gluten-Free Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Frosting

I have a love/hate relationship with Cinco de Mayo. I love that it’s a day where we get to celebrate Mexican culture in the mainstream, but I hate the fact that it’s often a day to perpetuate negative stereotypes and make fun of the culture I hold so dearly. So while you’re sharing these delicious cupcakes with your friends, be sure to educate them on the Battle of Puebla and the general badassery that exists within the Mexican culture. Please also be vigilant in removing any sombreros, fake mustaches and under no circumstances allow this holiday to be called “Cinco de Drinko.” It’s time to let it go.
Now that I’ve had time to vent, you should know that I love a good margarita and glass of tequila. So here is the best of both worlds in one bite!
Gluten-Free Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Frosting
For the cupcakes
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1  medium lime, juiced + zest
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons tequila

For the tequila lime frosting

  • 1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2Âľ cups (312 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • Pinch of coarse salt
For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with paper liners and set aside

  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together with a fork and set aside.

  3. In another large bowl, beat the coconut oil on using a hand mixer on high until broken up into small pieces. Add in the sugar and mix for 1-2 minutes (or until incorporated). Add in the egg, lime juice, almond milk and tequila and mix for 30 seconds until combined.

  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients by adding a little, mixing it in and then adding some more until the wet and dry ingredients have been combined.

  5. Evenly pour the batter into the liners up to about 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Allow the cupcakes to completely cool before applying any frosting.

For the frosting
  • Combine butter and sugar using a hand mixer on high speed
  • Once incorporated, add in tequila (feel free to be generous with it!) and lime juice
  • Add a sprinkle of salt and continue mixing
  • Use a piping bag to frost the cupcakes, and zest with a lime (for added beauty)

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