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Margarita Cake

Margarita. Cake. Need I say more?

This recipe really sells itself. Tangy lemon-lime flavors with a hint of tequila and triple sec all in a fluffy cake with a margarita glaze on top…there’s nothing I don’t love about this dessert!

I especially love that it comes together quickly and easily. With a lemon box cake base and some vanilla pudding mix, you’ll have a delicious, margarita cake in no time. See how it’s done in the video below!

To get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Then, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, vanilla extract, oil, water, lime juice, 1/4 cup tequila, and 2 tablespoons triple sec in a large bowl. Beat for 2 minutes.

Next, pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to rack and pour glaze over cake while still warm. Garnish with lime zest.

To make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar with 1 tablespoon tequila, 2 tablespoons triple sec and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Mix until smooth. You may need to add more sugar if you want the glaze to be thicker.

Trust me, this is one tasty little treat you won’t want to miss out on. With all the flavors you love about margaritas just in time for summer, this is the perfect recipe to whip out to impress friends and family! Get the full ingredient list and instructions below.

Makes 8-10 servings

10m prep time

1h cook time

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5
Rated by 32 reviewers
For the cake:
  • 1 package lemon cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec liqueur
For the glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • lime zest, for garnish
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, vanilla extract, oil, water, lime juice, 1/4 cup tequila, and 2 tablespoons triple sec. Beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to rack and pour glaze over cake while still warm. Garnish with lime zest.
  4. To make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar with 1 tablespoon tequila, 2 tablespoons triple sec and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Mix until smooth.

Recipe adapted from Big Flavors Tiny Kitchen.

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