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Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

The Margarita in the cake is very subtle. This cake is beautiful and easy to make – even a beginner could make this recipe. Find out how to make it.

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Margarita + Cake = Bliss ♥♥

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

This Margarita Cake is absolutely amazing!

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

For the cake:

1 White cake mix

3 Egg whites

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 Can frozen margarita mix thawed

1 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice

Zest from one lime

For the icing:

8 oz. Cream cheese softened

½ C. Butter softened and unsalted

1 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp. Lime zest

5 C. Confectioners sugar

How to make Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9 inch cake pans well.

Step 2. Add the ingredients for the cake to a mixing bowl, and beat on high until smooth.

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Step 3. Pour the batter evenly between the two cake pans and bake for 35 minutes, or until cooked through. Allow cooling to room temperature on a rack.

Step 4. Once cooled, run a knife around the edges of the cakes, and turn them out onto a cooling rack.

Step 5. Add the butter and cream cheese for the icing to a mixing bowl, and beat until light and fluffy.

Step 6. Place the lime juice, zest, and confectioners sugar for the icing to the mixing bowl, and beat until a smooth and creamy icing has formed.

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Step 7. Place one layer of the cake on a serving tray or platter.

Step 8. Add a layer of icing to the top of that layer of cake.

Step 9. Put the other layer of cake on top of the first, and continue to ice the top and sides of the cake completely.

Step 10. Garnish with fresh lime slices and zest before serving.

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Enjoy!

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

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Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 White cake mix
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Can frozen margarita mix thawed
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice
  • Zest from one lime

For the icing:

  • 8 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • ½ C. Butter softened and unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Lime zest
  • 5 C. Confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9 inch cake pans well.
  2. Add the ingredients for the cake to a mixing bowl, and beat on high until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter evenly between the two cake pans and bake for 35 minutes, or until cooked through. Allow cooling to room temperature on a rack.
  4. Once cooled, run a knife around the edges of the cakes, and turn them out onto a cooling rack.
  5. Add the butter and cream cheese for the icing to a mixing bowl, and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Place the lime juice, zest, and confectioners sugar for the icing to the mixing bowl, and beat until a smooth and creamy icing has formed.
  7. Place one layer of the cake on a serving tray or platter.
  8. Add a layer of icing to the top of that layer of cake.
  9. Put the other layer of cake on top of the first, and continue to ice the top and sides of the cake completely.
  10. Garnish with fresh lime slices and zest before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 69gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 64gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 3g

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