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Strawberry Margarita Cake

Strawberry Margarita Cake

This sweet fruity layered cake is bursting with the flavors of your favorite margarita!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 Slices
Calories: 2765kcal


  • Three- Nine inch cake pans
  • One round 10 inch cake board
  • Cake Leveler
  • large piping bag fitted with star tip


  • 6 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 C sugar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C Whole milk
  • 1/2 C lime juice
  • 1 C tequila
  • 4 tbsp lime zest
  • Lime slices for decorating
  • Lime zest for decorating

Strawberry Lime Frosting

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 C shortening
  • 12 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp grated lime zest
  • 1 C strawberry puree
  • 6 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Lime and strawberry slices for decor
  • Sugar sprinkles for decor


  • Preheat and grease cake pans with pam baking spray, set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • Using a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat together the egg whites and vanilla until combined
  • Gradually beat in the flour ingredients until combined
  • Beat in the lime juice, tequila, and lime zest until combined
  • Divide the batter between the 3 cake pans
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean
  • Allow the cakes to cool completely

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients into the mixer and
  • beat until combined, smooth and stiff with peaks
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag and set aside

Decorating Directions

  • Using the cake leveler, remove the domes from the cakes to level them out
  • Place one cake round onto the cake board
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the cake and smooth evenly
  • Place the second cake round onto the top of the frosting
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the second cake layer and smooth evenly
  • Place the last cake round onto the top of the frosting
  • Using the remaining frosting, frost entire cake
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
  • Place Lime and strawberry slices onto the frosting
  • Zest a lime all over the top of the cake
  • Place into the fridge for an hour to allow the frosting to harden up a bit
  • Cut into slices and enjoy!


Most of the prep time is taken up by decorating.  


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 2765kcal | Carbohydrates: 287g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 174g | Saturated Fat: 86g | Cholesterol: 296mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 225g | Vitamin A: 3469IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 4mg