Thursday, 3 January 2013

Margarita Cake

I could say a lot about this cake but I'll keep it simple because I could go on about it all day. So let me just tell you that this is the most amazingly moist cake you'll ever eat. And the fact that you could get drunk just off the glaze is good enough for a lot of us who eat this. Plus, it is so incredibly simple to make. Just throw everything in a bowl, mix and you're all set to enjoy.

This recipe was given to us by a neighbour but I actually tracked her source down to

Serves 8


1 Pkg. Lemon Cake Mix (use a Brand Name variety, not a store brand. I made this mistake and it was not good)
1 (3.4 oz) Pkg. Instant Lemon or Vanilla Pudding mix 
4 Eggs
1/2 C. Oil
2/3 C. Water
1/4 C. Lemon Juice
1/4 C. Tequila
2 Tbsp. Triple Sec Liqueur (or if you don't have this substitute Grand Marnier - but it changes the flavour quite a bit so only do this in a pinch)

1 C. Icing Sugar
1 Tbsp. Tequila
2 Tbsp. Triple Sec (or Grand Marnier)
2 Tbsp. Lime Juice


~Preheat oven to 350 F & grease and flour a bundt pan.
~Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes (30 sec if using stand mixer)
~Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
~Cool in pan for about 15-20 minutes before transferring to a platter to finish cooling

~Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
~Drizzle over mostly cooled cake.


**A couple of hints:
~When the cake has just come out of the oven and is still in the pan, poke holes in the bottom and pour a small amount of tequila over the cake.
~Make a larger batch of glaze and as soon as you pull the cake out of the pan, drizzle a portion of the glaze over the cake and allow it to soak into the hot cake. Then glaze as usual with the remaining glaze when the cake is warm to cool.

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