Easy and delicious cake made from box mix, soda, and margarita mix. I added some green and yellow food coloring for fun.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Mix cake mix and butter together in a large bowl; add eggs, margarita mix, and egg yolks and stir just until combined. Pour lemon-lime soda into batter and stir until foam is dissolved. Stir tequila into the batter. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; 6.7 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 159 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
OMG!! These were the best. I was totally skeptical about how these would turn out but I soo wanted to enjoy them for National Margarita Day. And they did represent beautifully. They were super moist they rose nicely. I had to sub the Tequila because no liquor store was open when I needed the right alcohol nor did my store offer Agave Nectar or any sub that I was looking for. After several AR foodies helped me out I went with Triple Sec and I couldn't tell any difference at all. The cupcakes tasted of a margarita and I was pretty please! So pleased that I made a 2nd batch of cupcakes using Cherry Flavored 7-Up soda and added 1-2 tsp of cherry extract. I think those were more my favorite. Topped with light store brand frosting with a coating of colored sugar around the rim of the cupcake paper and inserted a straw for added affect. My only nit-pick was that I'm not a drinker and I had to purchase a 10 bucket of Margarita Mix for a small quantity to put in the recipe however I quickly made virgin margaritas for my kids and it ended up with everyone being happy happy and loving this recipe and wanting them to be made again over Cinco De Mayo. TY TY TY!!! What a good recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2016
Cupcakes were light and airy.. But no margarita flavor. I didn't think they had a special flavor they were just really good cupcakes. I made a lemon/lime frosting which helped. I was pretty disappointed Read More
(2)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
OMG!! These were the best. I was totally skeptical about how these would turn out but I soo wanted to enjoy them for National Margarita Day. And they did represent beautifully. They were super moist they rose nicely. I had to sub the Tequila because no liquor store was open when I needed the right alcohol nor did my store offer Agave Nectar or any sub that I was looking for. After several AR foodies helped me out I went with Triple Sec and I couldn't tell any difference at all. The cupcakes tasted of a margarita and I was pretty please! So pleased that I made a 2nd batch of cupcakes using Cherry Flavored 7-Up soda and added 1-2 tsp of cherry extract. I think those were more my favorite. Topped with light store brand frosting with a coating of colored sugar around the rim of the cupcake paper and inserted a straw for added affect. My only nit-pick was that I'm not a drinker and I had to purchase a 10 bucket of Margarita Mix for a small quantity to put in the recipe however I quickly made virgin margaritas for my kids and it ended up with everyone being happy happy and loving this recipe and wanting them to be made again over Cinco De Mayo. TY TY TY!!! What a good recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
OMG!! These were the best. I was totally skeptical about how these would turn out but I soo wanted to enjoy them for National Margarita Day. And they did represent beautifully. They were super moist they rose nicely. I had to sub the Tequila because no liquor store was open when I needed the right alcohol nor did my store offer Agave Nectar or any sub that I was looking for. After several AR foodies helped me out I went with Triple Sec and I couldn't tell any difference at all. The cupcakes tasted of a margarita and I was pretty please! So pleased that I made a 2nd batch of cupcakes using Cherry Flavored 7-Up soda and added 1-2 tsp of cherry extract. I think those were more my favorite. Topped with light store brand frosting with a coating of colored sugar around the rim of the cupcake paper and inserted a straw for added affect. My only nit-pick was that I'm not a drinker and I had to purchase a 10 bucket of Margarita Mix for a small quantity to put in the recipe however I quickly made virgin margaritas for my kids and it ended up with everyone being happy happy and loving this recipe and wanting them to be made again over Cinco De Mayo. TY TY TY!!! What a good recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2015
follow as is...they are great Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2016
I used zest of 1 lime and substitued 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup margarita mix (instead of all margarita mix) to get more lime flavor. After baking I poked several small holes in the top of the cupcake and brushed on tequila; that way the tequila flavor did not bake away. Topped it all with a lime tequilla frosting. Tricky working with liquor to get the perfect flavor. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2016
Cupcakes were light and airy.. But no margarita flavor. I didn't think they had a special flavor they were just really good cupcakes. I made a lemon/lime frosting which helped. I was pretty disappointed Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
05/25/2016
The cupcakes were lumpy and flat--and they did not taste like margaritas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2017
I put a little tequila mix in my homemade icing and my so-workers loved them. They were really cute! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2015
I really really wanted this to be the bomb...it fell short. After tasting the batter before baking I was excited but after it bakes the cupcakes lose the margarita flavor. Note to other bakers melt the butter indeed not just soften. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
Great flavor. Not sure that I added a good vanilla frosting. Probably should have done a lime or lemon frosting instead. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2018
They were good but did not have enough taste. I also put some lime zest into the batter then after cooked some tequila on top of muffin when cooling. Then used lemon icing put some tequila and lime zest in icing. Did taste very good but not like a margarita Read More