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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

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Hello all!  sorry for the long post but I'm wondering if someone might be able to help me, I don't know what I am doing wrong :( .  I got the bellow recipe on-line and have tried to make is twice, and failed both times.  1st time I measure the flour by spooning in to the measuring cup.....unfortunately the cupcakes were gooey and flat.  2nd time I added more flour and it was even worse gooey, flat, and very heavy.  I did the baking-powder test and that is not my problem, oven temp is good.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong; no problems with the frosting---it's so good.  I hope you can help me THANKS!!

 

Dry Ingredients:

1 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour (Sifted)
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt

Liquid Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs

Ingredients to turn this into a dreamy island vacation:

2 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons of Strawberry Margarita Mix
1 ½ tsp Lime Zest (1 lime)
2 tsp tequila
1 Cup Milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pan with 12 liners. In small bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix your “Island Vacation” ingredients in the second small bowl. (Lime Juice, Lime Zest, Tequila, Milk).

With mixer cream vegetable oil & sugar together until well blended. Gradually add eggs to mixture one by one. Alternately add the dry ingredients and island vacation Ingredients. Blend for about 30-60 seconds.

Use an ice cream scoop to fill your cupcake liners about ¾ full and bake for about 20-24 minutes. Let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Strawberry Margarita Frosting:

1 cup butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons strawberry margarita mix
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 cups powdered sugar (You can add more depending on how thick you want the frosting to be)
5 tablespoons strawberry preserves
1 tablespoon tequila (optional)

post #2 of 6

Aloha Claren and Welcome to Chef Talk.

 

By no stretch of the imagination am I a baker, but that recipe doesn't sound right to me for some reason. 

 

It may be that it has so much liquid to a scant 1 & 1/3 cup of flour?  And then not alot of leavening either...

 

I mean, I could be dead wrong, as I say, I do very little baking ...

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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks kaneohegirlinaz,

 

It did sound like a lot of liquid and it was too runny both times.  What would you recommend?

 

Thanks,

claren

post #4 of 6

Welcome to Cheftalk Claren,

 

Sorry to hear it failed two times. Could you please post the website where you found this recipe, I am curious.

 

Petals.

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post #5 of 6
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Hi petalsndcoco,

 

Here is the website were I found the recipe.

 

http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/living/recipes/strawberry-margarita-cupcakes

 

Thanks for your help,

claren
 

post #6 of 6

Claren,

 

This recipe is not the greatest to make, starting from the dry ingredients.....down to the frosting. (my opinion)

 

You do realize that from whatever source this recipe was adapted from they missed the mark.

 

For starters the flour is not enough (bring it to 1 3/4 flour  , and there is not enough baking powder ( 1 tsp )

You only need 1/3 cup of fat , either vegetable oil or butter (if your using butter, make sure its soft)

 

 

 

For the buttercream : If it calls for 1 cup of butter then  whip your butter and slowely add 4 cups of sifted icing sugar. Add everything else towards the end and  I would not add the tequila as it will do nothing for your frosting.

 

There are a few of these posted on blog's ....you just have to be careful.

 

If anyone else wants to chime in , go ahead.

 

To garnish these, (as on another blog) make lime slices and dip them in sugar and top off the pink  buttercream frosting with it....

 

Hope some of this helps.

 

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