Strawberry Mango Margarita Cupcakes Recipe

Unleash a celebration in every bite with these Strawberry Mango Margarita Cupcakes, combining the vibrant tastes of strawberry and mango with a hint of tequila. Perfect for any festive occasion, these cupcakes bring together the freshness of fruit and the excitement of a classic cocktail, topped with a beautifully colored and flavored frosting.



  • All-purpose Flour: 3 1/2 cups (430g)
  • Caster Sugar: 1 1/4 cups (265g)
  • Baking Powder: 3 tsp
  • Fine Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup (125g), softened
  • Large Eggs: 2
  • Full Cream Milk: 1 1/2 cups (375 ml)
  • Vegetable Oil: 1/2 cup (125 ml)
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream: 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
  • Pink and Red Food Gel: For strawberry flavor
  • Strawberry Flavoring: 1 tsp
  • Yellow Food Gel: For mango flavor
  • Mango Flavoring: 1 tsp
  • Tequila: 2 tsp (optional)


  • American or Swiss Meringue Buttercream: 1 batch
  • Food Gels: Pink and red for strawberry; yellow for mango
  • Flavorings: Strawberry and mango


  • Granulated Sugar: 1 cup
  • Limes: 10, cut into 40 wedges
  • Strawberries: 10, halved


  1. Prep and Bake:
    • Preheat your oven to 275°F (140°C) for fan-forced or 320°F (160°C) for conventional. Line two cupcake tins with liners.
    • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter until the mixture is crumbly.
    • In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, oil, yogurt, tequila, and vanilla; mix well. Divide the batter, adding different food colorings and flavorings to separate portions.
    • Pipe alternating layers of strawberry and mango batter into the cupcake liners.
    • Bake for 40–50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Frosting and Decoration:
    • Prepare the frosting, dividing it to add strawberry and mango color and flavor separately.
    • Dip the rims of the cooled cupcakes in water, then roll in granulated sugar to mimic a margarita glass.
    • Pipe the frosting in swirls on each cupcake, alternating flavors.
    • Decorate each with a lime wedge and a strawberry half.


  • Ingredient Temperature: Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature to achieve a smooth batter.
  • Frosting Flavors: Customize the frosting by enhancing or contrasting the cupcake flavors as desired.
  • Decoration: Add the fruit toppings just before serving to maintain their freshness and appearance.


  1. Can I make these cupcakes without alcohol?
    • Yes, simply omit the tequila for an alcohol-free version that still delights with its fruity flavors.
  2. How long can I store these cupcakes?
    • Store these cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Yield: 20 cupcakes

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: Fusion

Diet: Vegetarian


Strawberry Mango Margarita Cupcakes are not just a treat for the palate but also a visual celebration. Perfect for parties or as a fun weekend baking project, these cupcakes promise to be as enjoyable to make as they are to eat. Revel in the delight of each bite, where the flavors of a sunny cocktail party meet the sweet comfort of home-baked goods.

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