Saturday, June 29, 2013

Margarita Cake - Simply Delicious!

I wanted to re-print this post from last year. With the holiday in a few days this is a fabulous recipe to make for entertaining and for the summer months.

So here it is:

I love having friends over and trying out new recipes. 

A few weeks ago, I pinned a Margarita Cake by Michael that looked quite delicious!  I knew I had to try this one because it looked fabulous and seemed too simple to make.  I found out that this cake is one of those desserts that ranks up there as an all time favorite for me.  And the fact that it's called a "Margarita Cake" shouldn't deter anyone from making it for those special occasions.  If you didn't know tequila was in the recipe, you couldn't tell.  It was very savory and delightful!  You can get the recipe here, but I made it my way with what I had on hand.
The lime zest smelled so good!

I didn't have a metal or glass 13x9 inch pan. My sizes were either too small or too large so I used an oval glass baking pan that was smaller but deeper and looked prettier (for guests). I also had to adjust the temperature. Duncan Hines stated on their website "for glass baking pans lower the temperature twenty-five degrees."
The frosting consisting of yogurt, lemon pudding and whipped topping was so light and fluffy .  .   .   .piled high.  It can definitely be a dessert on it's own, simply scrumptious!
The decorative slices of limes and lemons added a special touch .  .  .  .

Simply delicious!!!
And yummy!!!
My friends .  .  .  . oooh and ahh, just couldn't get enough of this special treat!

                                          Margarita Cake
                                                      1 pkg.  white cake mix 
                                    1 tsp lime zest
                                    1 cup boiling water
                                    1 pkg. (3 oz.) Lime Jello
                                    ¼ cup cold water
                                    ¼ cup cold tequila
                                    1 tub (8 oz.) thawed Whipped Topping
                                    1 pack instant lemon pudding
                                    1 cup plain yogurt
                                       Lemons and limes

Preheat oven 325 degrees F
(I used a glass oval pyrex pan for baking)
Follow instructions on cake package
Bake as directed for a bundt cake pan  (I baked for 1 hour)
Cool cake in pan 15 min. 
Pierce cake with wooden skewer or fork across the entire top.
Add boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl stirring until completely dissolved
Next, stir in tequila, cold water and mix together 
Pour over cake
Refrigerate for at least two hours til set

To make the frosting: 
In a medium bowl whisk together whipped topping, lemon pudding mix and plain yogurt.

To decorate:
Spread the frosting high on top of the cake. 
Next, slice lemons and limes
Make a half cut on each slice and twist, standing the slices on top of the frosting  .  .  .  pretty!


 Thanks Michael,at inspiredbycharm, this is a true winner!!!



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  1. Looks delicious! Your pictures are gorgeous too!

    1. I agree. I don't eat many sweets, but just one, teeny-weeny slice please.

  2. I seriously can say that I could be kidnapped with this cake waving in my face!!! Tequila in a cake! Wow Zowiee!!

  3. Great photos! I will surely make this cake.

  4. So yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  5. Love a great margarita. Love a great cake. And you've combined both here - delicious!!! I'm featuring it at the All Star Block Party this week - head over and grab your button!!

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