These Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes with Strawberry Margarita Buttercream Frosting are the perfect dessert for a girl’s night, brunch, a backyard BBQ or any event just for adults!

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

What goes well with party time or girlfriend time? Margaritas of course! But what could make them even better? How about Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes?

These little bites of goodness are pure strawberry flavor.

They were a huge hit and everyone wanted the recipe.

Honestly, they were super easy since I used a box cake mix.

I was afraid since I ommited the milk, that they might not be moist enough, or might be too crumbly.

However, three batches later, all made the exact way, and I can say that these are perfect and easy.

Now, I am not saying I invented these. Only that I used a ready-to-serve Margarita to flavor them further and make them the best Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes they could be.

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

I chose to use a strawberry cake mix, to get a deeper strawberry flavor.

You could also use a white cake mix, but the strawberry flavor wont be as intense.

That is your choice.

I really wanted these to scream strawberry. And scream strawberry, they did indeed. Mmm… Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes!

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

The ready-to-serve Margarita I chose was Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Strawberry Margarita.

There was a reason for this. Sandra Lee Cocktail Time™ Strawberry Margaritas are infused with real strawberries, pure cane sugar, premium blue agave silver tequila and triple sec liqueur.

Most ready to serve cocktails do not have such quality, premium ingredients.

That said, you could probably use any kind, but I cannot tell you what the end result will taste like. 

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Are we ready for the Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes recipe?

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Are you ready for these Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes with Strawberry Margarita Buttercream Frosting? (scroll down for recipe)

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes with Strawberry Margarita Buttercream Frosting

Nicole Cook
What is better than a cocktail for cocktail hour? A cocktail you can enjoy any time of day! These Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes will quickly become a favorite to make and serve to friends and family!
4.55 from 24 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 197 kcal


For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix you may also use white, but they will not be pink unless you use food coloring
  • 1 cups strawberry margarita
  • ¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

For the Frosting:

  • 13.2 ounces buttercream frosting mix
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cups Strawberry Margarita
  • Wilton icing Color – Rose


For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, strawberry margarita, vegetable oil and eggs on low speed for about 30 seconds.
  • Increase speed to medium and beat for two minutes.
  • Using an ice scream scoop (for consistant measurement), drop scoopfuls of batter into each cupcake liner.
  • Bake immediately at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, combine the forsting mix and butter. Add the Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Strawberry Margarita. Mix on low speed, scraping bowl often.
  • Using a toothpick, dip just the tip into the Wilton Icing color and then dip the toothpick into the icing and remove.
  • Blend again. I only needed the tiniest amoutn of coloring to get the color I wanted, but you can add more if you would like a more vibrant color.
  • Choose tip, fill piping bag with icing. Pipe on icing.
  • Slice strawberries for garnish.
  • Decorate or garnish further as desired.
  • ENJOY!


Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 12mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 195IUCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Hi Nicole,
    This is an awesome recipe. Let’s call it 2 in 1. 😉 You get two of the best things combined: a drink & a cupcake.
    I think it’s a brilliant idea. 😀

  2. I was wondering if I could buy strawberry frosting n add the strawberry margarita mix to it if it would work the same

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