Margarita Cake

The first time I had margarita cake was at the senior picnic sponsored by my college -- a cake inspired by my favorite alcoholic beverage to me meant a match made in heaven so when I found this recipe online I had to try it.


-1-1/2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/3 cup butter, melted
-2 tablespoons bottled nonalcoholic margarita mix

-1 box white cake mix
-1-1/4 cups bottled nonalcoholic margarita mix
-2 tablespoons tequila (optional)
-1/3 cup oil
-1 tablespoon grated lime peel (about 1 lime)
-3 eggs
-1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease the bottom of a 13x9 pan.

In a medium bowl mix all of the ingredients for the crust.

Then spread evenly into the 13x9 pan.

Now mix all of the cake ingredients together and beat with an electric mixer -- pour the batter over the pretzel crust.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Cover with the whipped topping and store in the refrigerator.

The margarita cake that inspired me to try this recipe had only a hint of lime -- this cake has a really strong lime flavor -- however mixed with the saltiness of the pretzels the lime flavor isn't necessarily a bad thing. When I make this again, I think I use less margarita mix in the cake.


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