Margarita cake with lime cream cheese frosting

    Margarita cake with lime cream cheese frosting


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    About this recipe: This cake is perfect for margarita lovers. It does extremely well as a birthday cake. You can also make this recipe as cupcakes or muffins, simply adjust the baking time accordingly.

    Serves: 12 

    • 520g sponge cake mix
    • 3 egg whites
    • 285ml margarita mixer
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 115g unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 600g icing sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg whites, margarita mixer, vegetable oil, lime zest and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Pour the batter into the prepared dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre shows moist crumbs, 30 to 35 minutes. Cake will be very moist. Cool in the dish.
    4. To make frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy and stir in the lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Beat in the icing sugar, 120g at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl thoroughly with a spatula after each addition. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.

    Make it a layer cake

    To make a layer cake instead, grease and flour two 20cm round cake tins, pour the batter into the prepared tins and bake as directed in Step 3. Cool the cakes in their tins for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Make frosting as directed.

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