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Strawberry Margarita Cake
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Strawberry Margarita Cake

This Strawberry Margarita Cake is absolutely amazing. Tasting like a sweet combination of strawberries and lime, with a burst of tequila, this delicious layer cake is going to make you happy. Moist and tender, this lime and strawberry cake is absolutely amazing.
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Decorating Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: margarita cake
Servings: 9
Author: Jill

Equipment

  • 3 9inch round cake pans
  • 1 10inch round cake board

Ingredients

White Cake

  • 2 boxes white cake mix
  • 8 large Egg whites
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3 large limes zested

Strawberry Lime Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 Tbsp tequila
  • 2 Tbsp triple sec
  • 4 Tbsp strawberry puree prepared
  • 9 cups confectioners sugar sifted
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest

Instructions

Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your three (8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray, set aside.
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the cake mix, egg whites, water, and canola oil until combined.
  • Whisk in the lime juice, and lime zest until incorporated.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the three prepared cake pans.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Strawberry Tequila Lime Frosting

  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients into the mixer and beat until combined, smooth and stiff with peaks.
  • Scoop 1 Cup 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 Cup of frosting onto the cake and smooth evenly
  • Place the second cake round onto the top of the frosting
  • Scoop 1 Cup 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 and strawberry 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!

Notes

From Scratch Recipe

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1  tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 3 tbsp lime zest
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line three 8-inch cake pans with parchment paper in the bottom and grease the sides with butter.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the egg whites and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  5. Spoon in about a third of the flour mixture to the batter and beat on medium speed until combined.
  6. Pour in the milk and beat until combined.
  7. Add another third of the flour mixture to the batter and beat on medium speed until combined.
  8. Pour in the lime juice, tequila and lime zest and beat on until combined.
  9. Add the remaining dry ingredients and beat until combined and smooth.
  10. Divide the batter evenly between the cake pans and spread evenly.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean. The tops might be a little browned and that's okay.
  12. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.