Welcome to Natasha's Creative Confections! If you have stumbled upon this blog page, then you're in for a real treat! One of my favorite things to do is bake. If you choose to read on you will find pictures and recipes of some of the fabulous treats that I have created. So take a look around and enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cupcake #4: Margarita, Hold the Salt

This is such a clever cupcake! I was really excited to make this one because it's so different and a fun idea. They turned out really cute and they taste AMAZING :) Ingredients for Cupcake: -1/4 c. lime juice -1 1/2 tsp. lime zest -1 c. milk -1/4 c. vegetable oil -2 tsp. tequila -1/2 tsp. vanilla -1 c. sugar -1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour -1/4 tsp. baking soda -1/2 tsp. baking powder -2 Tbsp. potato starch -1/2 tsp. salt -1 pint fresh raspberries To Make the Cupcakes: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place 12 paper liners into cupcake trays. 2. In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, zest, milk, oil, tequila, vanilla, potato starch and sugar. 3. In a bowl, measure flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk or sift together to ensure they are thoroughly combined. 4. Add dry ingredients to lime mixture and stir until just combined. 5. Gently fold fresh raspberries into the batter with a rubber spatula. 6. Pour into paper liners. Fill 3/4 of the way to the top. 7. Bake for ~15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. 8. Let cool for 5 minutes and then place on baking racks. Ingredients for Frosting: -1/4 c. salted butter, room temp. -1 Tbsp. milk -3 Tbsp. lime juice -1 Tbsp. tequila -2 c., plus more if needed, of powdered sugar To Make the Frosting: 1. Beat together butter, milk, lime juice, tequila and 2 c. of powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. 2. If the frosting is too thin, wait 5 minutes. It will thicken. If it's still too thin after 5 mins, add more sugar very slowly. The frosting should be stiff, but spreadable. If the frosting becomes too thick, add more lime juice or milk. 3. Spread the frosting on the cupcakes. **If you're not crazy about the tequila flavor in the frosting, leave it out or cut back and just replace with more lime juice** ~Decorate how you'd like! I sprinkled on some lime zest and topped with half a raspberry :)

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