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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with this Margarita Cake that incorporates all the flavors of a Classic Margarita - fresh lime juice, tequila, lime zest and a sprinkle of salt.

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
0:25 to 0:30
12 - 16 servings
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Margarita Cake with Tequila Infused Whipped Cream
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
0:25 to 0:30
Yield :
12 - 16 servings



  • 2 cups Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 cup sour cream

Tequila-Lime Glaze

Tequila Infused Whipped Cream

Cake Garnish

  • Fresh lime zest
  • Salt
  • Fresh lime slices

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


For Cake:        

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy on medium speed, about 4 minutes.  Add baking soda and salt mix additional 30 seconds. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well and scraping down between each addition.  Reduce mixer speed to low and mix in lime zest and lime juice. Add flour and sour cream alternately, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Place batter in a generously greased 9x13-inch pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For Glaze:

  1. While cake bakes prepare glaze.
  2. In a small saucepan combine lime juice, tequila and sugar over medium heat whisking until all sugar dissolves.
  3. Remove cake from oven and while still warm poke holes with a toothpick and slowly drizzle glaze over entire cake.  Allow to cool.

For Tequila Whipped Cream:

  1. Put all ingredients in a stand mixer; beat on high until soft peaks forms, about 4 minutes.  Evenly spread over entire cooled cake.


  1. Garnish with lime zest, lime slices and sprinkle with salt.


Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Vianney Rodriguez

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