Margarita Cake

Margarita Cake

Margarita cake offers the favorite sweet and salty combo with a crunchy pretzel crust.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

15

servings

Crust
1 1/2
cups coarsely crushed pretzels
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
Cake
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
3/4
cup bottled nonalcoholic margarita mix
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1
tablespoon grated lime peel
3
egg whites
Topping
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Additional grated lime peel, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only and lightly flour 13x9-inch pan, or spray bottom with baking spray with flour. In medium bowl, mix crust ingredients. Sprinkle evenly on bottom of pan; press gently.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over crust.
  3. Bake 34 to 39 minutes or until light golden brown and top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Frost with whipped topping; sprinkle with additional lime peel. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You’ll need about 3 1/2 cups small pretzel twists to get the 1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels.
Cut fat and calories in this cake by using fat-free whipped topping instead of regular whipped topping to frost the cake.
Look for the bottled pale green nonalcoholic margarita mix in the soft drink section of the supermarket. It is usually on the shelf with club soda, tonic water and other mixers.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 27g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.