Margarita cake

I posted a picture of my margarita cake in the gallery and have gotten lots of requests for the recipe. So I decided I should submit it here!

Margarita cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • oil according to box directions
  • margarita mix
  • lime curd
  • BC frosting
  • lime juice
  • tequila (optional)


  1. Mix cake according to the direction on the box with the following substitions: 4 eggs instead of 3, and use the Marg. mix instead of water.
  2. I have made the cake with and without tequila. Whichever your customer prefers. When I use tequilla I take out 1-2 tablespoons of the marg. mix and add 1-2 tablespoons of tequilla.
  3. I bake at 300 degrees for around an hour depending on cake size. ( a 10″ round takes an hour)
  4. I like to use the lime curd for the filling. But of course you can use whatever you want.
  5. And for the frosting, I make my usual BC ( 1 stick salted butter, 1 stick unsalted, 1 cup crisco, powder sugar) and add a little bit of the lime curd and use lime juice as the liquid until I get the right consistancy. I also add a touch of green coloring.
  6. My “salt” decoration is Wilton’s white sprinkles.
  7. Enjoy!!

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