MARGARITA CAKE

MARGARITA CAKE

This Margarita Cake is like a full margarita cocktail in cake form. Yes, it’s got lime and tequila!


Yіeld : 10 servings
Prep Tіme : 10 mіns
Cook Tіme : 35 mіns
Totаl Tіme : 45 mіns

INGREDIENTS

CAKE INGREDIENTS
  • 6 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 C unsalted butter softened
  • 4 C sugar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C Whole milk
  • 1/2 C lime juice
  • 1 C tequila
  • 4 tbsp lime zest
  • 3 round 9 inch cake pans
  • 1 round 10 inch cake board
  • 1 cake leveler
  • Lime slices for decorating
  • Lime zest for decorating

FROSTING INGREDIENTS
  • 3 C unsalted butter softened
  • 3 C shortening
  • 12 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp grated lime zest
  • 6 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Lime slices for decor
  • Sugar sprinkles for decor
  • 1 large piping bag fitted with star tip

INSTRUCTIONS

DIRECTIONS
  • Preheat and grease cake pans with pam baking spray, set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • Using a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat together the egg whites and vanilla until combined
  • Gradually beat in the flour ingredients until combined
  • Beat in the lime juice, tequila, and lime zest until combined
  • Divide the batter between the 3 cake pans
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean
  • Allow the cakes to cool completely

FROSTING DIRECTIONS
  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients into the mixer and beat until combined, smooth and stiff with peaks
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag and set aside

DECORATING DIRECTIONS
  • Using the cake leveler, remove the domes from the cakes to level them out
  • Place one cake round onto the cake board
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the cake and smooth evenly
  • Place the second cake round onto the top of the frosting
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the second cake layer and smooth evenly
  • Place the last cake round onto the top of the frosting
  • Using the remaining frosting, frost entire cake
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
  • Place Lime slices onto the frosting
  • Zest a lime all over the top of the cake
  • Place into the fridge for an hour to allow the frosting to harden up a bit
  • Cut into slices and enjoy!

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