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What do you get when you add lime to a Corona? Corona & Lime Cupcakes. This blog post shows how to make the traditional Mexican cocktail in cupcake form.

Although as the weather gets warmer, I bake less often, I found that summer-flavored cupcakes with fruit-inspired flavors are a good substitute for normally heavy chocolate cupcakes. This recipe is a testament to that – light, lime, tangy, and perfect for summer! Corona and Lime cupcakes just make me think instantly of the beach. Man, I wish I were on the beach right now…Good thing Memorial Day is around the corner, hopefully, it’s a perfect first beach weekend where you live!

If you’re not a fan of Corona (or beer), you can substitute the dairy-free milk of your choice (like soy, almond, or coconut) in this recipe. Don’t skimp on the lime juice or zest in the frosting recipe – that’s what gives it the tangy taste. If you’re having a BBQ this weekend, make these for dessert, and enjoy the weather!

Corona & Lime Cupcakes

If you’re having a BBQ this weekend, make these corona and lime cupcakes for dessert. Don’t skimp on the lime juice in the frosting–that’s the tangy taste!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Yield: 16 cupcakes


  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup corona
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a medium mixing basin, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add corona to the dry mixture and begin stirring to mix in.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, sugar, and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add to the other ingredients and gently combine until no dry parts remain.
  6. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 22-24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a baking rack.
  9. Brush the tops of the cupcakes with more beer, if desired, as the cupcakes cool.
  10. Let cool completely before decorating with frosting.
  11. To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix until incorporated and fluffy.
  12. Add the lime juice and zest and combine well.
  13. Frost the cupcakes and add another sprinkle of lime zest to the tops, if desired. Enjoy!



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