Thursday, January 31, 2013

SkinnyGirl Margarita Cake

In addition to the crazy amount of meat I'm preparing for the Superbowl including my Superbowl Snack Stadium, I'm also going to serve this cake of my own invention.

SkinnyGirl Margarita Cake

Usually I think of baking as a science, but recently I was in a  cooking class and the chef laid out this basic rule of baking:

  • If you are adding butter, sugar and flour together, that's baking. If it holds it's shape it's a dough (like scones, bread, etc) and if it is loose, it's a batter and pour it into something ( cupcakes, a cake pan...).

This totally revolutionized my approach to baking, and so far, it's worked out pretty well.

Enter my idea for a dairy-free (due to our guests at this party) Margarita cake.

Here are my ingredients, culled from my pantry and fridge.

ingredients for a skinnygirl margarita cake

Ingredients for a SkinnyGirl Margarita Cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon 
  • zest and juice of 1 lime (I used 2 teaspoons lime juice since I was out of limes)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (vanilla could be substituted)
  • 3 tablespoons of SkinnyGirl Margarita (white peach in my case, yum!)

The I mixed them together, poured them into a bundt pan, baked at 350 for 30 minutes, and voila, a cake was born!

SkinnyGirl Margarita cake, perfect for the superbowl or Cinco de Mayo parties

For the glaze I mixed 2 tablespoons of SkinnyGirl Margarita with 1 cup of confectioner's sugar and drizzled it over the top.


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Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I totally wish I was coming to your superbowl party!

Bliss said...

Well there ya go getting all Betty Crocker on us, but tell me, are you going to taste it before you serve it? I always HAVE too when I make something new.


thistlewoodfarm said...


That looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this....I LOVE Skinny Girl!


Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

This looks delicious! Skinny girl has only just hit the shelves here in Australia and Iv been contemplating whether to buy a bottle or not ... you have just convinced me!

Kelly said...

Whoa whoa whoa. I'm SO interested in this baking science thing. Is there some kind of formula for how much of each thing you would use to make a real live cake? How did you come up with your own recipe for this? I'm seriously intrigued.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Oh this sounds delicious! I absolutely love Skinny Girl! :)

Designed Decor said...

I love skinny girl! Great recipe! I am saving this one! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday -

Paula@SweetPea said...

This sounds really yummy! It's been a while since I've had a skinny girl cocktail. It's good to know that desserts can be made with it, too.

Stopping by from Serenity Now.

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Sounds delicious!

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