My fabulous friend Tyson's birthday is May 4th. His sister's is May 6th. Every year (almost) they have an epic combined birthday party they call Cuatro Cinco Seis. Sadly, we missed the party due to our trip to Alabama, but I thought how better to try and make up for our absence except with a margarita cake!
This is a pretty straight forward recipe and it was pretty easy to make. It has real booze in it and I assume that means it was delicious. I guess I should confess before I continue that I didn't actually get to eat any of it. I'll explain further as I continue. I threw all the ingredients in a bowl and mixed it up!
I used a mixture of fresh and bottled lime juice. I read a really fantastic article in Cooks Illustrated about how when baking fresh lime juice isn't better than the bottled stuff. Makes me feel way better about not hand squeezing a bunch of limes!
Poured it in a bunt pant and cooked it up!
While the booze in the cake mix inevitable cooks off, the glaze has plenty tequila and Grand Marnier so it musta been boozy tasting. The reviews of this recipe (all over the internet) are fantastic and every says the cake is a huge hit.
I was right. It was all gone pretty darn quick and the reviews are very positive. I look forward to having a chance to make this again and actually taste it next time!