Margarita Cake Recipe

Celebrate occasions, Mexicana style with Shivesh Bhatia's Margarita Cake recipe.
Cook Time: 20 minutes + 40 minutes bake time

Difficulty: Medium
Serves: 3-4 people


2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Zest of 2 limes
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup tequila
1/4 cup orange liquor
Whipped cream, to frost


  1. Lightly butter a round 9-inch cake pan. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and lime zest.
  3. In a large bowl, beat vegetable oil and sugar for several minutes until the mixture is light and pale. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in lime juice, tequila and orange liquor.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three additions, alternating with milk
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Let the cake cool completely. Remove the cooled cake from the tin and top with whipped cream. Garnish as needed.