Adult Margarita Cake

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 7 Ratings
Serves: 12
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1 box white or yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 1/4 c margarita mix
1 box (3 ounce) box lime jell-o
3/4 c boiling water
3/4 c tequila with 1 1/2 ounce of it grand marnier
1 8 ounce container whipped topping (thawed)

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Suzanne Forsberg Recipe
Well Seasoned
Manteca, CA (pop. 67,096)
Member Since May 2010
Suzanne's notes for this recipe:
Now you can have your cake and drink it too! This is a refreshing cool cake that is perfect for a 21st Birthday or Cinco De Mayo!

A non-alcoholic version can be made by substituting cold water in place of the tequila and Grand Marnier.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I a large mixing bowl, blend all cake ingredients together until smooth. Pour cake batter into a greased (Cooking Spray) 13X9X2 baking pan.
Bake at 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes and the cake is done. (To test for doneness, insert a wooden toothpick in the center; if it comes out clean, the cake is done)
Let cake cool completely, about two hours.
To make the topping: Dissolve the Jell-O powder completely in boiling water, then add in the Grand Mariner and Tequila; mix well.
Poke holes over cake with a straw. Drizzle Jell-O mixture over entire top of cake. Refrigerate cake for 2 or more hours until ready to serve.
Just before serving, top cake with Cool Whip topping and top with lime zest and lime garnish.

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user R C rosycalvin - May 17, 2010
OH YUM! Definitely using this recipe at my next BBQ! Looks so good! Thank you!
user Telisia Dodd Mstexas1 - May 18, 2010
I Definitely will try this recipe. Thanks you.
user debbi lauvray debbi56 - May 19, 2010
with summer coming on this will be so yummy on those hot evenings sitting on the porch with family and friends......
user Denise Jovovich ILuvTheShore - May 23, 2010
Where do you get margarita mix?
user Stevie Seber ILuvRecipes87 - Nov 9, 2010
This looks so good, I'm going to have to try this sometime! Thank you so much for sharing!

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