Can a person make a Margarita cake without Tequilla? I make a really good lime buttercream and have a good recipe figured out for Margarita cake, but can I make it without Tequilla (or cactus juice as a substitute?)
I'd like to omit either altogether, but will it greatly affect the flavor?
I take that as a "No".... back to the drawing board, as I don't keep hard liquor in the house.
I'm not sure what you use in your recipe for the other ingredients for in my margarita cake I use Bacardi frozen margarita mix (thawed) as the liquid. No tequilla is necessary. I personally do replace some of the mix with the alcohol but the origianl recipe does not have any alcohol in it at all.
I think you would be fine using the margarita mix in place of the alcohol!
Thank you so much~ I think that would work.
I'm going to buy some of that multi-colored large crystal sugar to decorate around the edge of my cakes/cupcakes.
I have also made Margarita cake with Bacardi mix as the liquid(make sure you defrost it first)...it is yummy! If I do use Tequila, I replace 1/4 cup of the Bacardi mix with that. I have a friend that swears it tastes just like a champagne cake she and her family used to get years ago.
If I do use Tequila, I replace 1/4 cup of the Bacardi mix with that.
That's exactly how I do it - replace 1/4 cup of mix with the alcohol!
And yes, it is soooooooooo good - I use a Key Lime Cream Cheese icing as a filling that is the perfect pair!!
Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing
8tbls 1stick butter softened
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese softened
2 tbls key lime juice
1 tsp lime or lemon zest
4-5 cups confectioners sugar
Cream butter and cream cheese, juice and zest until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until light and fluffy. If its too thin add additional sugar.
Sorry - can't remember where I got the recipe for this from.