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Strawberry Margarita Cake Recipe

Strawberry Margarita Cake

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"Strawberry margarita mix and lime zest make this cake as refreshing as the cocktail. Served straight from the fridge, it's the perfect summer treat."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, egg whites, oil, water and margarita mix. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  3. Stir lime zest into the Cool Whip®. Frost cooled cake and refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2006

I made the recipe mostly as written, only a few changes made.. one, I increased the amount of Strawberry Margarita mix and decreased the amount of water, just by a little bit. I disagree that a boxed strawberry cake mix would be the same, or easier. For one thing, I could not find a strawberry cake mix when I shopped. And the margarita mix adds just that slight bit of tangy flavor that makes it taste, well, margarita-ish. The only other change I made was to add fresh halved strawberries on top. Oh, and I tossed the lime zest with a tiny tiny bit of sugar. The cake was a hit.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2006

Sorry...did not care for this cake. The flavor of the Strawberry Margarita mix just was not great with the cake. And the cake mix was not altered enough to not TASTE like a boxed mix. The coolwhip as a frosting didn't go well either. Won't be making this one again. If I get the urge for a Strawberry-Lime type cake, I'll make a real Strawberry layer cake and put lime curd between the layers.

May 16, 2003

The cake part tasted like a strawberry cake from a boxed cake mix. I would suggest just making a boxed strawberry cake mix and save the expense of the strawberry margarita drink mix. However, the whipped topping spread on top and sprinkled with fresh lime zest was very attractive and perfect for summertime! Looked impressive and tasted very refreshing and wonderful!

Aug 12, 2007

LOVED the idea of a margarita cake, i did a little changes, i made a double layer 9in round cake, and used 3/4 of the can of margarita mix for the cake mix. the remainder of the margarita mix was whipped with the cool whip, and placed between the layers with a layer of fresh strawberries as well. the remainder of the cake was topped with cool whip, the sides fresh strawberries, and the top was the lime zest that was tossed in sugar. BEAUTIFUL cake that tasted GREAT!!! LADIES NIGHT loved it!!

Aug 13, 2003

I first made this for Father's Day (2002) and got rave reviews. I just made it last night for my monthly dinner group-more rave reviews! It's very light and moist - perfect after a "heavy" winter meal! I put strawberries cut in half on top of the frosting then cover with the zest. I promised to make this more often - my husband wants to take one to his office!

Aug 29, 2002

I use applesauce instead of oil and this makes the cake very moist. This cake is requested often and I never have any leftovers!!

Feb 18, 2008

I made this cake for my office Christmas party and it was by far the most talked about dessert there. I followed the directions precisely as stated and could not believe how moist and tasty that it was. All my female co-workers could not belive that I made it myself. It is definitely one that will be used again and again.....

May 03, 2010

This was excellent! I tweaked mine a bit and added 1 tbs. lime juice to the water and it was a very nice blend! also made cupcakes instead of cake.


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  • Calories
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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