Recipe By damedonna
Published Jun 19th
Margarita Tube Cake
Prep 25m Cook 45m Additional 45m Ready In 1h 55m
Servings 1 tube cake Calories 439.9

A zesty margarita Bundt® cake, perfect for parties or to add zip to any day. My friends kept coming back for more!

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package orange cake mix (such as Duncan Hines® Orange Supreme)
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup bottled margarita mix
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 lime, zested

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9-cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray that contains flour, and brush the spray into the grooves of the pan with a pastry brush. Spray 1 more light coating of cooking spray, and invert the pan to let any excess spray drip out.
  2. 2 In a mixing bowl, beat together the orange cake mix, lemon pudding mix, eggs, vegetable oil, margarita mix, lime juice, tequila, and triple sec until thoroughly combined. Fold in the grated zest of 1 lime, and pour the batter into the prepared fluted tube pan. Use a spatula to fill grooves of the pan with batter, and tap the filled cake pan to remove air pockets.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  4. 4 Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, shake it a couple of times to help the sides release, and slide a thin silicone or nylon spatula between the cake and the pan. Place a serving plate over the top of the cake pan and invert the pan to slide the cake onto the serving plate. Allow the cake to finish cooling.
  5. 5 Make a thin glaze by mixing together confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon of tequila, 2 tablespoons of triple sec, juice of 2 limes, and grated zest of 1 lime. Drizzle the glaze decoratively over the cake, let the glaze set for a few minutes to harden, and slice.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 439.9
  • Carbohydrate 73.1 g
  • Cholesterol 62.9 mg
  • Fat 12.8 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 418.6 mg
  • Sugar 49.2 g


  1. We made this for National Margarita Day. My fav holiday! It was amazing. Loved the glaze so much I made extra. Thank you for this delious celebration cake!
  2. This is delicious.! However for the glaze I omitted the alcohol and just used the fresh lime juice and fresh strawberry juice (which added a nice pink tint)
  3. I made this cake for a bake sale and it was a HUGE hit! The only changes I made were out of necessity: I couldn't find orange cake mix so I substituted lemon and orangecello for the triple sec because that's what I had on hand. It came out of the oven tender moist and - Read more ...
  4. Did not have triple sec so I used grand marnier instead. Otherwise made as stated. It was good - maybe not the best ever but very good. Really really moist. Smelled wonderful. I didn't care for the glaze so if I make again I will tweak that a little. All around good recipe. Thanks for - Read more ...
  5. Oh my!!! This cake was the perfect ending to out Mexican dinner. Absolutely awesome!!! Everyone loved it. It will definitely be on my bake again list!