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margarita cake

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sylvia Waldsmith
Gautier, MS

Another way to celebrate National Margarita Day! It's quick, easy and tangy!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Have your margarita and eat your cake too! This has the sweet and tart flavors of a margarita without the harsh alcohol flavor. The cake's tender, moist and packed with lime flavor thanks to the lime zest. Poking holes into the cake lets the glaze permeate through the entire cake. Kids and adults will love this! Great for summer potlucks, BBQ's or game nights.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For margarita cake

  • 1 box
    cake mix, white, yellow or lemon
  • 1 box
    instant vanilla pudding, 4 serving size
  • 2/3 c
    prepared margarita mix (non-alcohol version)
  • 1/2 c
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c
  • 4 lg
  • 1
    zest of lime
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    prepared margarita mix (non-alcohol version)

How To Make margarita cake

  • Oven preheating.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bundt pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Spray an angel food tube pan or bundt cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cake ingredients being mixed in a mixing bowl.
    Place all cake ingredients in a large bowl. With an electric hand mixer, start beating on low to combine ingredients. When dry ingredients are moistened, increase mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.
  • Cake batter being poured into a bundt pan.
    Pour cake mix into prepared pan.
  • Bundt pan baking in the oven.
    Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
  • Cake in bundt pan cooling on a rack.
    Let cake sit for 20 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Glaze being whisked in a silver bowl.
    While cake cools mix powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of margarita mix, adding more margarita mix if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Holes being poked into the cake.
    Using a wooden or metal skewer, poke 20 - 30 holes in the top of the cake.
  • Glaze being poured over bundt cake.
    Pour glaze over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides of the cake.