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Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Bites

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Summer is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier…sun, flowers, vegetables from the garden, sprinklers, and swimming at the pool = Summer Fun! And let me tell you, these Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Bites fit into the Summer Fun perfectly!

Did you catch that? Cupcake Bites? Yup…a micro mini cupcake baked in a paper ketchup cup, bursting with flavor…what could be more fun? Strawberry Margarita? Hmm…maybe I should have called them Cupcake Shots!

These Cupcake Bites might be tiny, but they are packed with flavor…Classic Lime Margarita mix and chopped strawberries are mixed into a white cake mix and topped with a dollop of Cool Whip to keep them light for the Summer heat. A sprinkle of pink jimmies and a wedge of lime finish them off.

They are baked right in the ketchup cup and turned out perfectly. A couple months back, I spotted the ketchup cups at a restaurant, and after asking if I could have a few, brought them home and promptly forgot about them. Then while making my list of cupcakes I wanted to share after all the Fourth of July Cupcakes, I remembered these little beauties, and I’m so glad I did.

I was surprised that even though they are small, the cupcakes still took almost 10 minutes to bake. I think probably because of the Margarita mix and frozen chopped strawberries in the batter, but also the cups are a little thicker than a regular cupcake liner. They popped right out though, without any trouble.

Serve these up at your next Summer party with a delicious Strawberry Margarita and you will be the hit of the block!

Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Bites

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 24 regular size cupcakes, 50 minis and 100 cupcake bites

Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Bites

Cupcake Bites are a perfect size to serve, and these Strawberry Margarita Bites are packed with flavor. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

    Cupcakes
  • 1 box Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup Classic Lime Margarita Mix {liquid}
  • 1 cup strawberries, finely chopped {it's easier to chop frozen berries, but fresh are fine}
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Decoration
  • 1 {8 oz} tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping {amount used will depend on number of cupcakes}
  • Pink Jimmie Sprinkles
  • Fresh Limes
  • Special Supplies
  • Ketchup cups
  • Decorator Bag fitted with a #12 Round Tip

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set ketchup cups on a cookie sheet
  2. Combine all ingredients for cupcakes together in a large bowl
  3. Add about 1 tablespoon batter to each ketchup cup
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  5. Cool completely
  6. Decoration
  7. Fit a decorator bag with a #12 Round Tip and fill with Cool Whip
  8. Pipe on a small dollop, add sprinkles and lime wedge
  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge
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Comments

  1. What lovely little flavor explosions! The photos are beautiful!
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  2. Ashleen Moreen says:

    Wow, this is so yummy and looks refreshing to the mouth.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe of it!
    Gotta make it at home for my nephews!

  3. dw says:

    thanks for this recipe – they look wonderful – i shared them on pinterest!

  4. Are you kidding me!?!?! I love Margaritas! this is so happening in my kitchen tomorrow. thank you so much for the amazing looking recipe. <3

    -olivia

  5. BJ says:

    what size ketchup cups do you use?

    • CupcakeLady says:

      I wasn’t aware there are different sizes. They are the micro-mini size that are found in restaurants. If filled to the top, about 2 tablespoons will fit.
      Hope that helps!

  6. Terri says:

    I tried making cupcakes in the small ketchup cups, and they didn’t “pop right out” for me, did you spray the cups before putting in your mix? Also I filled mine about 3/4 full and they puffed up over the rim, so maybe that was just the cake recipe I used, but if you could tell me about spraying the cups I would appreciate it. Will be trying your recipe next, thank you for sharing it.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Terri, I did not spray mine. Be sure the cups you are using have a wax coating in the inside, I think all of them do, but just in case. I added 1 tablespoon of batter to each cup.
      Hope that helps!
      ~Liz

  7. These are so cute! Love how you baked them in little ketchup containers!

  8. Lori Brown says:

    Is there somewhere you can buy these? I love the idea of the mini cupcake…not as much guilt involved!
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    • Liz says:

      Hi Lori, you can get the ketchup cups at most food supply stores. You can also get nut cups that are a little larger at Michael’s or online.
      ~Liz

  9. rhonda says:

    has anyone made regular size cupcakes and if so how was the flavor?

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  2. [...] What’s a party without food, and what’s a good menu without dessert! Your guests won’t forget these mouth-wateringly delicious Strawberry Margarita Cupcake Bites from Liz at Hoosier Homemade. It’s a fantastic idea to bake these bites in paper ketchup cups, making for the perfect bite-size treats for your summer party. Top off your bites with a wedge of lime for a tropical taste! Find the recipe here. [...]

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