Strawberry Margarita Cake Bites

Strawberry Margarita Cake Bites
It's been kind of cold to sip on a margarita, but there is no reason why we shouldn't enjoy this flavor in our cake. Aren't the color of these Strawberry Margarita Cake Bites so pretty and timely for Valentine's Day?

At first glance this looks like a girly dessert, but rest assured I have been feeding this to men; my husband, contractor's currently working in my house and my boys...all have loved this cake. It really is delicious.

For the strawberry margarita flavor, I used Bacardi Daiquiri Mixer and then added tequila to make it margarita-esque. The tequila added a nice background flavor, not that sharp boozy taste you often get when alcohol is added to a dessert like this.

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I flecked the whipped cream with lime zest and sprinkled French Grey Sea Salt on top to mimic the salt around the edge of a margarita glass. 

I used my 2-1/2" biscuit cutter to make the little rounds. Biscuit cutters are extremely handy to have around the kitchen. Once you cut out the rounds, you will be left with the unused edges of the cake. Cut the leftovers into squares and make mini trifles that include whipped cream and strawberries too. You don't want the extra cake to go to waste.
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 I also refrigerated the cake until serving time. It was a nice touch to serve it cold...just like an icy margarita!!

This will be a big hit when you serve it.

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Strawberry Margarita Cake Bites

Recipe from: Created by Cathy for | Serves: Makes 12 round cake bites


  • One package white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiri Mixer (if you buy the frozen one, thaw it first)
  • 1/3 cup tequila (I used Patron silver)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lime zest plus more for garnish
  • French grey sea salt or fleur de sel
  • fresh strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine cake mix with egg whites, water, oil, strawberry mix and tequila. Beat for 2-3 minutes on high until smooth.
  • Pour batter into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish that has been greased and floured. Bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely. I like to serve my cake cold for this recipe so you can refrigerate for up to one day at this point.
  • Using a 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut 12 circles out of the cake (more if you can).
  • Make the whipped cream by beating the heavy cream, sugar and lime zest until stiff peaks form.
  • Garnish each cake round with more lime zest, sea salt and fresh strawberries.

Other Margarita Inspired Desserts You Might Enjoy:

  1. Margarita Cupcakes ~ Brown Eyed Baker
  2. Strawberry Margarita Pie ~ Recipe Girl
  3. Low Carb Frozen Margarita Pie ~ All Day I Dream About Food
  4. Mini Strawberry Margarita Cheesecakes ~ Baked by Rachel
  5. Margarita Chex Mix ~ Cupcake Project

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13 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. Meg 1

    Love this!! Also would be fun to cut out with a heart shapped cutter. And what about Peach in the summer!! MMMMMMMmmmm

  2. leslie 2

    Ohhh Cathy, I feel tipsy just looking at the photo! Amazing.

  3. Kim in MD 3

    This looks delicious! Is it bad that I want to eat this for breakfast? ;-)

  4. oh… my… GOSH! This is so dang creative and awesome. That close up pic screams of “moist and delectable”. I’ll take 15 Bites, please.

  5. Cheryl D. 5

    I wonder if you could make these in cupcake tins?

  6. Cheryl D. 7

    I want to make this for my office for Valentine’s Day so maybe I will just do it trifle style! Yummy!

  7. katie 8

    ahhh Cathy! My mouth is watering looking at these photos. And the thoughts of a strawberry margarita in cake form also doesn’t help my mouth watering cause!

  8. JulieD 9

    So cute and looks so yummy!!

  9. These are so cute! It’s always a great idea to make yummy drinks in cake form!

  10. My daughter’s bday is in a few days and she’s requested a strawberry cake! So I will be making cake, without the margarita element :)

    I love that you baked the daquiri mix and the tequila right in….wow! I would love a slice!

  11. How lovely, these look like little pieces of heaven :)

  12. Jackie B 13

    WOW! What a clever idea! So many wonderful flavors going on in one (or two) little bites. I bet these could easily become addictive.
    And once again, your photos take the cake! LOL (Pun intended)

  13. Karen Rawley 14

    I am going to make this in a layer cake, top with lots of whipped cream, and fresh whole strawberries, and sprinkle with lime zest..for Valentines!!! May even dip the strawberries in Chocolate!


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