Rating: 4.5 stars
101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

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.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch cake pan.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg whites, frozen margarita mix, vegetable oil, lime zest, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs, 30 to 35 minutes. Cake will be very moist. Cool in the pan.

  • To make frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy, and stir in the lemon peel and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl thoroughly with a spatula after each addition. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.

Cook's Notes:

You may use your favorite 1-2-3-4 cake recipe if you'd prefer to make this cake from scratch.

To make a layer cake instead, grease and flour 2 8-inch round cake pans, pour the batter into the prepared pans, and bake as directed in Step 3. Cool the cakes in their pans for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Make frosting as directed.

Nutrition Facts

567 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 91.9g; fat 20.9g; cholesterol 40.8mg; sodium 371.7mg. Full Nutrition
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