Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Recipe

One of my dear friends is moving a few hours away, so we threw a goodbye party for her last weekend. I wanted to try a new dessert for the occasion and since she loves Margaritas, I picked a Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Recipe. The cupcakes were a huge hit and I’ll definitely make them again in the future.


Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes


Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Recipe


Cupcake Ingredients

Boxed white cake mix
1 cup strawberry margarita/daiquiri mix (liquid)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup tequila*
3 eggs 
Cupcake Directions

1.  Preheat over to 350°(325° for dark pans).  Line muffin or cupcake pan with 24 cupcake liner cups.

2.  In a large bowl, combine cupcake ingredients. Mix on low for about 30 seconds until ingredients are combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally (or use a cool beater like this). Switch mixer to high for two minutes until batter is thick and creamy.

3. Spoon batter into cupcake liners.

4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the largest cupcake comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

* To make non-alcoholic cupcakes, substitute an additional 1/4 cup of the margarita mix instead of tequila


Strawberry Margarita Frosting

10 Tbsp butter, slightly firm but not cold
10 oz cream cheese, cold
2 to 3 tablespoons strawberry margarita/daiquiri mix
5 cups powdered sugar

1. In a large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese together on medium speed.

2. Whip until fluffy, approximately one minute.

3. Add powdered sugar in slowly and mix until smooth and completely blended.

4. Mix in margarita flavoring 1 tsp at a time and beat until frosting is light and fluffy.

5.  Add frosting to a decorating icing bag with tip. I used a 1M Wilton Tip. If you don’t have an icing bag, you can spoon the frosting into a ziplock bag and cut the corner off to pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes.


I’d love to see your cupcakes! Be sure to share a photo if you make them.  

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Recipe




  1. Definitely going to have to try this recipe!  I’m actually going to a Pinterest party tomorrow, this might be perfect!!  Thanks :)

  2. These are the best looking cupcakes Ive ever seen!  If they taste as good as they look my family will be so happy!  Thank you for the recipe!!

  3. Maria Iemma says:

    I am planning to make this cupcakes o my net ‘girls get together’ night. I know my friends are going to love them.

  4. OMG these are too cute!!! I will definitely have to try them!

  5. Janice Cooper says:

    Wow those cupcakes look delicious. What a great idea. This would be fun to have for a girls night out. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. These sound really good and easy  to make! Thank you

  7. Omg I made these and they were beyond amazing! Thanks for the recipie! I’m also using the same concept of this recipie and making piña colada cupcakes! :)))

  8. All these yummy treats you share are going to make me add two more days to my workouts lol!!! Great shares :)

  9. Hi! These look wonderful! Is the margarita mix you are talking about the liquid kind?

    • yes! I’ll clarify that in the recipe now. Thanks. :)

      • These are the most amazing cupcakes ever!!! I’m making them again for a baby shower. If you squeeze the lime over the icing, it gives it a nice burst of flavor.

  10. Shaken Not Stirred says:

    Oh boy tequila, strawberry margarita mix and cream cheese! Sounds like an instant favorite to me. Thanks.

  11. Christina Kelbel says:

    oh my goodness………..theses sound scrumptious and so easy to make too.

  12. These are gorgeous!!!! They sounds delicious too, I think I might have to try these out soon! 

  13. Sherri Lewis says:

    Pinned it!  Oh they sound good…. I could use one right now :)

  14. Those not only sound yummy with the recipe…but they look so pretty too. 

  15. Wow, if you bring these to a get together, they will steal the show!  They sound yummy and are soo cute it hurts!   I have to make these, I want to be famous and these just may give me that edge!

  16. judy gardner says:

    these are very cute!  i would not add the tequila because i dont drink and i wouldnt have to worry about any children eating them – but they sound yummy and am sure the non alcoholic would be very good!

  17. sounds delicious and looks very pretty

  18. These look fantastic, and so perfect for a girl’s night in. I love the decorating!

  19. mmmm these would be great for any summer party or get together!

  20. These are adorable and look so yummy!

  21. This looks delicious!! This would make a great party treat, yum!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

  22. These look so delicious I cant wait to make them! Thanks for sharing!

  23. These look amazing !!! I have to try these :)

  24. Just made these cupcakes about an hour ago! I’m testing them for my best friends burthday! They turned out AMAZING! Tequila isn’t strong and the frosting is to die for! Only thing I changed was I used 4 cups of powdered sugar instead of 5. For my taste, it wasn perfectly sweet!

  25. Should these be refrigerated because of the cream cheese frosting??

  26. I also only used 4 cups of powdered sugar. I pretty much stuck to the recipe…I added a little extra tequila because I wanted a little kick. I didn’t add enough for an extra kick. They still tasted fabulous and everyone loved them. I may add a little bit more margarita mix next time too. I used the same tip but I might change that up next time. My mom had two cupcakes and checked her insulin in the morning with no consequences. So, having a couple shouldn’t hurt if you’re watching your sugar intake. I used the same tip that was used in the recipe. Two thumbs up!!

  27. I made these last night and I had to keep adding more powdered sugar because it was a little on the runny side. They did turn out pretty yummy though 

  28. I made these for our 3rd annual cupcake wars fundraiser at my office & they were a HIT!  They were gone in about 6-7 minutes

  29. Adriane says:

    Very festive looking!

  30. Now, that is my kind of cupcake. Although, they look almost to pretty to eat.

  31. I HAVE to try these…. they look SO good! Thanks for the recipe!

  32. I just made these for a friends birthday party. They taste absolutely delicious! I too added more tequila for am extra kick. When making the frosting I had a problem with it tasting too cream cheesy. So I didn’t as much I’m the second batch! But loved them!

  33. Karen Propes says:

    These look great, its the perfect cupcake for adults at  a kids birthday party.  Of course how elegant to serve at a dinner party or any adult party.  

  34. These look so cute. They would be great for parties for adults to have . The grown ups cupcake LOL . Have to show these to my daughter in law. thanks for the recipe

  35. These are so fun. Saving for later and thank you for posting!

  36. These look awesome & I plan on making them tonight. I was wondering what types of tequila you all used!

    • Mickey says:

      Thank you. :) We always get so many compliments on them. I just use what I have, usually Jose Cuervo or something similar.

  37. Suzanne says:

    I made these cupcakes for work and they were a big hit! They were too pretty to eat.

  38. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These sound amazing and are so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  39. these are delicious! my sister requests them each year for her birthday

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