Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I don't typically like cake.  Sorry, it's just not my cup-of tea.  Given a choice between cake and pie, I take pie....given a choice between pie and cheese, I will choose cheese....I just don't have a sweet tooth. 

But this cake is an exception. 

This cake looks and feels similar to a pound cake, and is not overly sweet or covered in a nasty over--powering frosting.  I like this.  Thank you Lois Henderson, our school nurse, for providing this recipe.

Margarita Cake

1 box orange or yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water or (OJ concentrate half and half with water)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup tequila (or premixed individual margarita mix)
2 TBSP triple sec liqueur

1 cup confections' sugar
1 TBSP tequila
2 TBSP triple sec liqueur
2 TBSP lime juice

*Note:  You do not have to use the tequila to make this cake.

Preheat the oven to 350.  Grease and flour a Bundt pan.  In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil, water, lemon juice 1/4 cup tequila and 2 TBSP triple sec.  Beat for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes.  Remove to rack and pour glaze over the top while still warm.

To make the glaze:

In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, 1TBSP tequila, 2 TBSP triple sec and 2 TBSP lime juice.  Mix until smooth.

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