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A Lemon cake with a shot of Patron and Grand Mariner. Then topped off with a delicious Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkled with some colored salt and a lime Wedge. The perfect Margarita.

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Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 box of Lemon cake
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Tequila
  • 2 Tablespoon Grand Mariner
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 2 tablespoon grand mariner
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, lime juice and grand mariner. Beat for 2 minutes
  3. Pour batter into Cupcake pan and back for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. While cupcakes are cooling mix glaze ingredients and spoon over the cupcakes. Let Cupcakes cool completely.
  5. Frosting:
  6. Beat Whipping Cream until stiff peaks form, set aside.
  7. In large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth then fold in Whipped Cream.

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Flavorings

Flavorings

If you want to jazz up a yellow or white cake batter, use liquor or any of the bottled coffee flavorings. I use up to three tablespoons and it lends a great flavor. Be sure to use a frosting that has a compliment flavor or use the same in it.


bunny shaped cake

bunny shaped cake

This is a great way to fix an Easter dessert! I baked a Lemon Duncan Hines Cake in a round cake pan, then cut it in half, turned it on it's side, iced it and added some decoration to make a cute bunny shaped cake. For pictures and a step-by-step how to guide go to: http:// alattewithotta. blogspot.com/ 2011/04/ ott-es-request -for-bunny-cake. html





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