5/10/08

A Little Party Gift

I luuuuurrve you. I doooo. This picture is allll shurpringtime like. It's all those drinks you brought to the party. ECM is slurring.

This is my offering to the potluck... Margarita Cupcakes. I saw these on serious eats on Cinco De Mayo and my first thought, swear to god, was "Oh hell yeah! I'm making these for the potluck." These cupcakes are really moist and limey with just a hint of tequila. The hint was so tiny I let the sous chefs have one (without frosting). Better yet, you can make them vegan. Go Figure.

Margarita Cupcakes: (Beantown Baker)

1/4 cup lime juice

1 1/2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)

1 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla)

1/4 cup vegetable oil, you can substitute 1/4 cup applesauce

2 tsp tequila

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup sugar

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Fill a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, soy milk, oil, tequila, vanilla and sugar.In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to lime mixture and stir until just combined. Divide evenly into muffin tins. Bake for 20-24 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Tequila and Lime Frosting:

1/4 butter or non hydrogenated shortening, softened

1 tbsp soy milk

3 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp tequila

2+ cups confectioners' sugar

coarse sugar for "rims"

Cream together butter/non hydrogenated shortening (depending on whether you want the frosting vegan or not), soy milk, lime juice, tequila, and 2 cups of confectioners' sugar. Add in more sugar as needed to make frosting stiff, but spreadable.

Instead of using sugar for the rims. I sprinkled the tops with pink and white sparkling sugar and some lime zest. I also served the cupcakes with a shot of Gran Centenario Plata Tequila Blanco. I ran out of Patron Silver but this stuff is a close second with a beautiful art deco bottle to boot.

13 comments:

Leah said...

Oh Krysta! I had such a busy day today and ended up organizing a neighborhood cookout tonight. We had an amazing dinner but around here, the kids (um, like 20) rule the neighborhood roost; the parents all get bombed, and if I had tried to stop to get photos of food I probably would have been shot to death with supersoakers.

I did really want to attend your virtual potluck! It would have been so much more civilized than the cookout that I actually did attend.

You did a great job, I had fun reading through the whole day....and I love Amy Sedaris (actually, I love her evil brother more)!

The good thing about your virtual party is that you don't have to wake up to a messy kitchen, a dirty floor, candle wax everywhere, and a pounding headache!

All my parties from now on will be virtual. You're on to somethin' girl!

melissa said...

you ran out of patron silver? well, come on over, I just bought a bottle. no, seriously. :)

great cupcakes!!

Grace said...

one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. :)

sorry i missed the potluck, but it looks like you had plenty of fun without my spastic presence. :)

noble pig said...

Oh goodness, everything is so blurry this morning...what a great par-tee it was.

You are the hostess with the mostess my friend.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Neen said...

Indeed, Happy Mother's Day. I'm off to call my own mother, but can I take some of these outrageous cupcakes to go? You know, like a parting gift? Shame on you for saving the best till last when we were already so shloshed and full; they were the highlight of the party. Oh well, at least you copied down the recipe for all of us so that we can replicate it at home when the hangover wears off!

lcsa99 said...

Those cupcakes just sound like so much fun!

Thanks for putting together the party, it was great fun.

Happy Mother's Day

Asthmagirl said...

What a great party!

I loved the burgers with the eggs on them!

And Noble Pig's cocktails still have me seeing double today!

Maddie and Cassie are sleeping in... playing all day with Roxy really wore them out!

Thanks for the great party! I think I'm gonna make another batch of the pototo salad today!

You rock!

me again said...

Thank you for the party. But why does my head hurt.............
Oh, I remember now. Merlot....
Happy Mother's Day to everyone, and especially to ECM!
Lennie

Mental P Mama said...

I am so hung over from this party. Happy Mother's Day! I'll come help clean up later...

cook eat FRET said...

i leave for 2 days and you have 11 posts up...

and 4 kids

you can't be human

love the look and sound of these little beauties. tequilla on cupcakes... why the hell not!

Snooty Primadona said...

I have to apologize for forgetting I had said I'd make appetizers. I was busy emnarrassing myself in a golf tournament. Hope I'm forgiven.

Neen said...

These still look ridiculously good. I'm printing this out and stashing the recipe with my "must try soon" clippings.

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