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white serving bowl with margarita cupcakes in it next to cloth napkin
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Margarita Cupcakes

These vegan Margarita Cupcakes are made using simple ingredients and also include an easy homemade frosting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: margarita cupcakes
Servings: 6
Calories: 493kcal


  • Cupcake
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tablespoon flax meal + 2.5 Tablespoons water) or egg replacement
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk (soy, oat, or almond)
  • 1 small lime, juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon tequila (optional)
  • Frosting
  • ½ cup vegan butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Begin the recipe by preheating the oven 350 degrees F. and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. This recipe will yield 6 cupcakes if you would like 12 cupcakes, simply double the recipe. In a small bowl, make the flax egg by stirring together 1 tablespoon ground flax meal with 2 ½ tablespoons of water. Once the mixture has been combined, set aside to allow it time to thicken.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ¾ cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium-high, mix the butter until it is smooth, add in the ½ cup granulated sugar, and continue mixing until everything is thoroughly combined. Next mix in the flax egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Continue to mix until combined.
  • Switch the mixer to a low speed and add in the ¼ cup non-dairy milk, lime juice, lime zest, 1 tablepsoon tequila, and blend well until everything comes together.
  • Add in the flour mixture and continue mixing until combined. 
  • Pour the cupcake mixture into the prepared muffin pan and place into the oven to bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven, allowing them to cool in the pan on a baking rack for a five minutes before removing the cupcakes to cool completely. 
  • Now make the frosting using a medium bowl and electric mixer. Add in the ½ cup butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons tequila, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and be sure to mix on low speed until the frosting comes together and is smooth.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg