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Margarita Cake

This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes like the real thing. —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 can (10 ounces) frozen nonalcoholic margarita mix, thawed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, margarita mix, eggs, butter, lime juice and zest; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 284 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • bevinroseburg
    Jan 9, 2021

    Have made this twice - the first time I thought I'd not followed the recipe. The second time I was very careful. The frozen margarita mix is not available in this area so after some on-line research I substituted frozen limeade both times. Both cakes were OK - not great. Both took much longer to bake (15 minutes approx) until a probe inserted in center came out clean despite the edges pulling away from the sides of the pan, normally a sign the cake is done. Cake is very lime-y - perhaps if I try it again, I'll use the on the shelf margarita mix. Cake batter is very thick and fills a 12 cup bundt pan - don't try using the smaller 10 cup version shown in the photo!

  • Kathy
    Aug 10, 2020

    To Robbin: Nordic Ware has a wide variety of bundt pans including the one used to bake this cake.

  • Robbin
    Jul 10, 2020

    I have never seen a bundt pan like that one Where can I buy one Thank you Robbin. E

  • Steve
    May 7, 2020

    And if you wanted to bake from scratch....?

  • Nicole
    Nov 22, 2019

    This is hands-down the best Bundt cake I've tasted! The flavor is strong and citrusy and the texture is tender and moist!