Monday, May 4, 2009

Margarita Jello Shots & Margarita Cake

These are always a BIG hit at my Cinco de Mayo parties and they're so easy to make!

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They look like little cups of Nyquil!

This is all you need!
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Plus some of these...
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Margarita Jello Shots
2 cups boiling water
1 box lime jello
1 1/3 C tequila
2/3 C triple sec

Dissolve jello in boiling water.
Stir in tequila & triple sec.
Pour into little plastic cups.
Refrigerate until completely set.
Enjoy!

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I make this in my big 4 cup measuring cup, because it's easy to pour into little cups.
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Completely dissolve jello in boiling water.
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Add tequila & triple sec.
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Pour into little plastic cups.
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I put the little cups on a cookie sheet incase I spilled.
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Now into the fridge.
I put them in a Tupperware container to help keep them safe from spillage in the fridge.
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Oh yeah!! It's Margarita Jello Shot time!!!
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I had to loosen them with a knife to be able to suck them out of the cup.
A little bit of work... but they're always fun!!

And on to the Margarita Cake!!

I actually posted this a while back. But I made them into cupcakes and frosted them.

Click the cupcakes to check out the original post.
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Margarita Cake
Cake:
1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup tequila
2 tablespoons triple sec liqueur
zest of one small lime

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare Cupcake pans... or grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan
In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, lime juice 1/4 cup tequila, 2 tablespoons triple sec and lime zest.
Beat for 2 minutes.
5. Spoon into cupcake cups or pour batter into prepared pan
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 17 minutes for cupcakes or 26 to 31 minutes for 13 x 9 pan, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to rack and pour glaze over cupcakes or cake while still warm.

Glaze
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon tequila
2 tablespoons triple sec liqueur
2 tablespoons lime juice
To make the glaze:
In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar with 1 tablespoon tequila, 2 tablespoons triple sec and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Mix until smooth.

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Preheat oven to 350F

Beat all ingredients together.
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Pour into greased 13x9 pan.
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Bake 26 to 31 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove to rack and glaze.
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I made the glaze in a measuring cup that I could easily pour from to make glazing easier.

Whisk up the glaze.
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Prick cake all over with a fork or toothpick and cover with glaze.
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Pour glaze evenly over entire cake.
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This cake is soooo moist and delicious!

Everyone loves it!! I hope you do too!!
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16 comments:

girlichef said...

I want some! Everything looks awesome...ah, Margaritas...seriously you guys must've had a blast! Are you gonna post the chile rellenos casserole? You've got me thinking about it now.

Spryte said...

Thanks Heather! Yup... Chile Rellenos Casserole will be up in the morning. =)

Michele said...

I bet everyone had a great time! Those cupcakes look so delicious and what better way to wash them down than with a margarita jello shot!

Bob said...

You know, I've never had a jello shot. Weird, huh? I would love a couple of those though. :)

teresa said...

What fun Cinco De Mayo food, it sounds like you have a fun night planned!

Debbie said...

What a great cake to make for Cinco De Mayo!!! (don't know if I spelled that right!)...can you taste the liquor in the cake?

Spryte said...

It does have a margarita flavor... but not really a liquor taste. My 16 year old said it has a tang to it!

RecipeGirl said...

Yummy! Love the shots! My margarita cupcakes were tangy too... not so much of a tequila taste to them. Your recipe is much different than mine!

Donna-FFW said...

Jello shots are a staple at my superbowl and fourth of july parties. Love them and they are so versatile, so many fun colors.

now that cake is beyond what I would call perfect. LOVE it, Have got to make it. I will make it. Thanks for sharing this one.

Kathy - Cooking On the Side said...

Wow, the thought of jello shots immediately took me back to the first fraternity party I went to in college! If only those guys were as creative :-) Fun!

Danielle said...

ok..how sad is this...I have never had a jello shot! They weren't around when I was doing the party rounds (waaaaaaay back when). Of course now that I know they come in "margarita" form....its on my list!

Culinary Alchemist said...

YAY!!! Margarita Mayhem!!!! I need to try that cake!

Joelen said...

Now this is a great way to celebrate and fiesta!

Peter M said...

Marguerite, I want to party with you...it takes a special person to make Green Jello desirable!

Spryte said...

Ahaha! You're welcome any time!

Tangled Noodle said...

Oooh! I want to be invited to your next party! 8-D