Margarita Cake Question, Please

Decorating By kellertur Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 1:50pm by BCo

kellertur Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 8:12pm
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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?

Thanks. icon_smile.gif

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kellertur Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 1:26am
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I take that as a "No".... icon_smile.gif back to the drawing board, as I don't keep hard liquor in the house.

BCo Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 2:53am
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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!

good luck

kellertur Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:02am
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Thank you so much~ I think that would work. icon_smile.gif

I'm going to buy some of that multi-colored large crystal sugar to decorate around the edge of my cakes/cupcakes.

Rainbow Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:30am
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I have also made Margarita cake with Bacardi mix as the liquid(make sure you defrost it first) 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.


BCo Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by Rainbow

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.

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