Sunday, May 20, 2012

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This cake is light and moist and refreshing!  The perfect treat to bring to your next picnic, family reunion or potluck!  Everyone loves it!








Margarita Cake

Cake

  • 1 boxed cake mix, white or lemon (I like the lemon for more citrus flavor)
  • 1 box (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup prepared Margarita Mix (without alcohol)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • Zest of 1 lime

Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons prepared Margarita Mix (without alcohol)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an angel food tube pan or bundt cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.

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.

Pour cake mix into prepared pan.  Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

Let cake sit for 20 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

While cake cools mix powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of Margarita Mix, adding more Margarita Mix if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency.

Using a wooden or metal skewer, poke 20 - 30 holes in the top of the cake.  Pour glaze over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides of the cake.  

You can make this in a 13" x 9" cake pan, too, just cut back the baking time to 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean!

Think outside the box and try a Strawberry Margarita Cake!  Use strawberry margarita mix instead of regular, a strawberry cake mix and skip the lime zest!  Top it with Strawberry Margarita Glaze or whipped cream with sliced strawberries!  (I have to thank Ashley for the idea!)

You can use the Margarita Mix with alcohol for an adult party, if you would like....use the same measurements!

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