One of my favorite flavors is the simple yet beautiful combination of lime, lemon and orange. Or, more specifically, tequila, grand marnier, a wedge of lime and a delicate rim of salt. However, as sad as it is, there are days where I just can’t fix myself one of these divine cocktails. When I find myself in this situation, I turn to this cake. I don’t know what to say about this cake other than it is awesome.
This cake has the best flavors of a top shelf margarita, without the loopy side effects. Overindulgence in this sweet trip might get your jeans to feel a little tighter (it’s the dryer, I swear!) but won’t get you a DUI! It has a tender crumb, is perfectly moist, and the glaze….oh the glaze….
1 lemon cake mix
1 package vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup applesauce
2/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup margarita mix with tequila included
3 cups powdered sugar
zest from 1 lime
juice from 1 lime
6 tablespoons margarita mix with tequila included
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, applesauce, orange juice, lime juice and margarita mix. Beat for two minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
While cake is baking, combine the ingredients for the glaze.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Remove cake from pan and place on a rack to cool.
Pour half of the glaze over cake while its still warm.
When the cake is completely cooled, pour the rest of the glaze on the cake.
*If you would like to make this drink without the alcohol, simply use a margarita mix that does not have any tequila added.
*You may change any combination of the orange, lemon and lime flavors. For example, you can use a lemon flavored pudding with an orange flavored cake. Or lemon juice instead of lime juice. Whatever tickles your taste buds.