Bar #93: Margarita

Well, it took me 93 bars, but I finally put tequila in one…and it was fantastic!

The alcohol cooks out but the flavor remains.  Instead of drinking poolside, try eating a yummy bar.  If you ever wanted to know what summer tasted like, this is it.

Tequila, lime, orange juice and salt…yes, please.

Shopping List
1 box of yellow cake mix

4 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon tequila
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
Kosher or Sea Salt to garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 inch baking dish.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Spread in bottom of pan.

In a second bowl, beat with an electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs, cream cheese, tequila, lime zest, and both juices until smooth.  Spread on top of first layer.

Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).

Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.

Garnish bars with Kosher or sea salt before serving.

It’s a bar that tastes like a margarita…and it is out of this world!
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  • Ramona June 28, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Thee perfect summer party bar!!

  • Janda June 28, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    That sounds delicious! I don't normally use cake mixes. Is there a specific brand that works the best. Thanks.

  • Haley Southey June 28, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    ahhhhh these sound so good!! Salt too!? WOW!

  • Lisa July 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    do you cover these when you refrigerate or refrigerate uncovered?