"You can even make an adult version, by adding 3 shots of either rum or tequila to the icing! I make this cake for parties and on birthdays." — Tori Belle
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
white cake mix
1 (10 fluid ounce) can
frozen margarita mix (such as Bacardi®), thawed
grated lime peel
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
unsalted butter, softened
grated lemon peel
Oh yum! Since others said the recipe made a lot of frosting, I took the that part of the recipe and followed the amounts used for 8 servings. This works out to be 5 ounces cream cheese, 1/3 cup butter, 2 t. each lime peel and juice, and 3 1/3 cups powdered sugar. That was still plenty of frosting, and we thought the flavors were just perfect! Thanks, Tori for a fantastic recipe!
It was ok, I really like the frosting taste, but I didnt care for the texture of the cake. the tast was very concentrated, a little to strong for me.
This cake is yummy and I plan to make it again for this year's Cinco de Mayo party at our office. I only wish that people wouldn't give recipes bad ratings when they change the ingredients. The overall ratings are then skewed.
I tried this recipe with cupcakes. I think with a little tweeking, they could be good but I ended up over baking them. I'll definitely try them again and start testing them at about 20 minutes. The icing was too thin for piping though. I tried adding more sugar which helped some but it just never seemed to get thick enough to actually pipe.
I got raves for these cupcakes. I used zero calorie margarita mix by Baja Bob and replaced the oil with equal amounts of no sugar added apple sauce. I made my own low calorie cream cheese frosting and added a little margarita mix to it. I did not use any lime juice or lemon juice . They were awesome, making them again tonight! Not everyone at work got to try them others had 3 or 4 cupcakes them self.
I made this as cupcakes and went by the recipe just as written. I couldn't find the frozen Bacardi mix so I used 10 oz of Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix from a bottle we had and it worked just as well. The cupcakes only took about 15 minutes to bake. I also thought the frosting was wonderful and had just enough for the cupcakes (I don't skimp on frosting). I think using real lime zest and juice and real lemon zest make the taste so great. Everyone who ate them said they were the best cupcakes they ever had. Will definitely be making these again.
This cake is delicious!! I had so many rave reviews, super moist! If I had any complaints, it would be because of the moistness it fell apart easily, but who cares when its the taste that matters, and this recipe definitely did not dissapoint!
I made this recipe for Cinco De Mayo and it was such a hit that I have had it requested several times but only made it once more. The icing is more than enough for one cake so I made sugar cookies and used the KeyLime icing as decorations for the cake. I definetly give this recipe 2 thumbs up!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 188
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