Yummy Taco Cupcakes!

Are you guys having a Cinco de Mayo party? Well you should so that you can make these cupcakes! These taco cupcakes, (not taco flavored, that would be gross), are perfect for any fiesta! I can’t get over how cute they turned out! There’s just something adorable about miniature things. It was so fun to think of toppings that would make this little treat look like a real taco! These cupcakes are also made from a delicious lime cupcake recipe. Somewhere in the back of my mind, for some reason I think lime flavored is fitting for Cinco de Mayo. I also finished them with a silver cupcake liner because street tacos always come wrapped in a bit of tinfoil! Scroll through the post for the recipe and how to!

Lime cupcake recipe:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 egg whites
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lime juice
2 T. lime zest


Vanilla Lime Buttercream:
1 cup butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 a lime (juiced)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tin with liners. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside. Mix together remaining ingredients until combined. Add cake mix to mixture and stir well. Scoop in batter into cupcake liners till they are 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 17-22 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.


Cream butter and vanilla extract together using a mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar and the juice of 1/2 a lime. Keep adding powdered sugar until the frosting is thick enough to pipe onto the cupcakes. If it becomes too thick, add a little milk to thin it out a tiny bit. Let the cupcakes cool completely before piping on the frosting. Fill a piping bag with frosting that is fitted with a closed star tip. Pipe a classic cupcake swirl onto the cupcakes and set aside.


Now for the fun part! the mini tacos!


For the Mini Tacos:
Golden Oreos (shell)
Chocolate stuffed Oreos
A little bit of chocolate frosting
Shredded coconut
Green food coloring
Red circle sprinkles
Yellow confetti sprinkles
Left over lime frosting


Take the golden Oreo apart, scrape out the cream and cut it in half with a knife. This will be your taco shell, while assembling the taco, make sure the Oreo design is in the inside.
Taco Cupcakes!
Spread a little bit of chocolate frosting in the middle of the cookies and stick the two halves together.
Taco cupcakes
Taco Cupcakes!
Crush up some chocolate Oreos in a bag with a rolling pin. Add a little bit of chocolate frosting to the crumbs so that it is not so dry. Place the Oreo crumbs in the middle of the cookie, covering the chocolate frosting. Who knew Oreos made such perfect taco meat?!
Taco Cupcakes!
Mix together shredded coconut and a little bit of green food coloring until it is the desired color. Sprinkle it on top of the taco for lettuce!
Taco Cupcakes
Put a couple of red circle sprinkles on for tomatoes!
Taco Cupcakes perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Add some yellow confetti sprinkles for cheese!
Taco Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo!
Put some of the leftover lime frosting in a sandwich bag and cut a small a small hole at the top. Pipe on a little bit of frosting for sour cream!
Taco Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo!
Place it  right on top of your cute cupcake!
Taco Cupcakes!
Delight in all its cuteness!!
Taco Cupcakes Recipe!
Taco Cupcakes Recipe!
Taco Cupcakes Recipe
Taco Cupcake Recipe!
Do you want to have a Cinco de Mayo party now? I know I do!

Tell Me What You Think...

  1. Carrie says:

    Oh my goodness, these are SO creative! I love the mini tacos! And yum to all of the homemade icings!


    1. They were so yummy! 🙂

  2. These are so awesome! And, way easier to make than I expected! Pinned and Tweeted 😉

    1. They are surprisingly simple! Thanks for the love!

  3. What a cute and fun idea for cinco de mayo! Today is my parents anniversary too 🤗😋

    1. Two reasons to make taco cupcakes! right?

  4. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! You're so creative! Have a great Cinco de Mayo!

    1. Hope you have a great Cinco de Mayo as well! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Tiphanie says:

    We made these cupcakes for my nephews birthday party and they were a huge hit! My 11 year old daughter put the tacos together, and they looked adorable, like real mini tacos! Thank you so much for the recipe!

    1. I’m so glad you tried these out! I saw your post on instagram, they turned out so cute!

  6. Julie says:

    I don’t like coconut can i replace it with something else?

    1. Hmmm…. maybe grated green chocolate wafers or green chocolate candy melts?

  7. Dana Findlay says:

    Love it! Just saw you on Studio 5! Can’t wait to try this!

    1. Awesome! Thank for watching! Let me know if you try it out!

  8. Stephanie says:

    You could totally make brownies and crumble that into the middle for meat!!

    1. That is a great idea! It would be so yummy!

  9. Tammy says:

    These look amazing! Do you think it would work to make them a few days in advance or will the tacos get soggy?

    1. Sara says:

      I’m thinking they could be made in advance , keep them in sealed container in fridge?

  10. Kim says:

    How cute. I can’t wait to use this for my nieces Bridal Fiesta!

  11. Julie says:

    How many cupcakes does this recipe make? Also, is there plenty of frosting for all cupcakes to be frosted as pictured or should the recipe be doubled? They are so fun! I can’t wait to make them.

  12. April Graff says:

    OMG –took these to a Cinco de Mayo party and they were a hit. I used regular size oreos…but next year I may try the mini ones. Thanks so much.

  13. Liliane Mingardi says:

    They are awesome! Just saw them by chance yesterday. Every summer, I go to the local YMCA and decorate cupcakes with the camp kids. These will be a BIG hit!

  14. Denise says:

    How many cupcakes does this make? Thanks in advance.