A margarita - tequila, lime juice, triple sec - is baked into a cake mix.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

  • In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, lemon juice 1/4 cup tequila and 2 tablespoons triple sec. Beat for 2 minutes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; 16 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 418 mg sodium. 53.7 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (343)

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413 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 288
  • 4 star values: 94
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
This cake turned out phenomenal! I changed the recipe quite a bit so it would be more like a margarita. I used white cake mix and used lime juice where it called for lemon juice. I made 2 separate batches of glaze. I also used top shelf liquor; Jose Cuervo and Grand Mariner instead of triple sec. Immediately when the cake came out of the oven I poked several holes in the cake and poured a shot of tequila over it 2tbsp of grand mariner and poured of one of the batches of glaze on it as well. After allowing the cake to cool for 15 minutes I took the cake out of the pan and glazed the cake with the other half of the first batch of glaze. Finally about an hour later I glazed it with the 2nd batch of glaze. I made this cake for a small Mexican cuisine themed get together at my house everyone loved it So easy moist flavorful and delicious! Will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this cake for a fiesta party and every one really liked it. I only changed one thing. I am not a drinker so I couldnt see spending 25.00 on alcohol to make a cake when I will never use the tequilla and triple sec for anything else. So I bought the Cuervo Margarita Mini's (the come in a 4 pack for about 6 dollars) and only used one of them in place of the required amount of tequilla and triple sec and it still turned out great! Using the mini's really cut down on the cost and it didnt give it too strong of a tequilla flavor! I had to duble the amount of powdered sugar the glaze was way too thin Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was my first Bundt cake and was an emergency bake for an office party. I read many of the reviews and decided to use yellow cake lemon pudding and substituted equal parts of Bacardi non-alcoholic frozen margarita mix. I don't think the Police Department would go for the Tequila and Triple Sec. I also used the margarita mix as a substitute for the liquid in the icing - except the lime juice. Nothing beats fresh lime! The cake turned out absolutely beautiful! I added more confectioner's sugar to get a nice heavy white icing and garnised with lime twists. It was an absolute HIT!!! The party honoree took most of the cake home before everyone could eat it up! I'm not a drinker so my husband and I asked around about wheter it actually tasted like a Margarita. Nothing but nods of approval. This was a great alcohol free alternative. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This cake went over huge at my last get together. Really simple to make. If you can't find orange cake mix - substitute water in recipe with OJ! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Thank You Carol!!! I won second place in a Latin Dessert Contest! (won a free pound of expresso...) I changed a few things. I used the lemon cake and changed the juice to lime. I also added more glaze to the cake. I also found the judges licking the sides of the plate where the icing oozed. I have been instructed by my teammates to make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow what a great cake. I used the lemon cake also. I tinted the glaze a cool green and also used the candy lime slices as a garnish. It was so pretty. I did put a little more booze in the cake and glaze which was great for me maybe not everyone. I took this to a mexican themed birthday party. Everyone loved it and they were licking the glaze of the plate when the cake was gone. I will make this again and I have already given out the recipe twice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good but as everyone knows you need a salted rim on a good margarita. I love the flavor of sweet and salt together (sea salt caramels anyone? chocolated covered salted pretzels? Yum). So to complete this recipe which is sweet enough to be able to carry it off I recommend you do one of two things -- sprinkle flaked kosher salt over the glaze before serving (not much is required) or do as I did another time -- crush up pretzels very finely and scatter them on top. The sensation is quite good and fun to boot (in fact when I make margarita pie I used crushed salted pretzels sugar and butter to press as the crust). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This cake was GREAT!! I made it with a few changes: I used Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla box cake orange juice instead of water and lime juice instead of lemon juice. I doubled the glaze and when I took it out of the oven I poked holes in the bottom and put about 1/2 cup of it in and let it sit for 10 minutes then flipped it out on a wire rack and put the 1/3 of the remaining glaze on waited 30 min put 1/3 more on and waited 30 more min and put the last 1/3 on. Then after the glaze had hardened I squeezed lime juice on the cake and sprinkled coarse salt all over it. People really loved the sweet/salty combo I got tons of compliments on this cake. Thanks for the recipe!:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This cake was a hit at two different occasions I made it for. I could not find orange cake mix so I substituted with white cake mix and added 1 tablespoon of grated orange rind squeezed some juice from the orange and added 2 teaspoons of orange extract. I also made extra glaze and coated the cake again before serving. Read More