The 1st week of June has always been an especially happy week for me. My mother was born on her mother’s birthday, June 6th. Our oldest child, Jefferson, was born on June 2nd, my in-law’s wedding anniversary…extra joyful for all! Then again on June 6th our youngest daughter, Krista, was born. I remember how thrilled my grandmother and mother both were…”their most grand birthday gift ever!”
Wednesday, Jeff turned 36…amazingly, (I don’t feel that old, but I must be)! Tomorrow my Mom will be 80 and Krista will turn 28…and with three more children and almost 15 grands the party rolls all year.
Isn’t my Mom the cutest 80 year old you’ve ever seen? “Grandma Gege” is the mother of 5, grandmother to 24 grandchildren and currently has 24 great-grands with 4 more on the way, as of today! She and my father were happily married for almost 59 years before he passed away in 2009. We have taken every opportunity to celebrate her incredible life of goodness and virtue, as both of my parents have been dedicated to God and their family.
So, I needed a special cake that everyone would get a kick out of!
We don’t drink alcohol, but we love anything “virgin margarita style”…so here’s
Margarita Cake with Mango Cream
…and you will get a sweet and sour kick out of it!
The main players for the cake…
Mangos, cream and powdered sugar…whip together…luscious-ness!
Grab some lime zest and the juice of two limes……
add some powdered sugar…
Cool and glaze your baked cake…
Garnish each slice with lime glaze, mango cream and a twist of fresh lime…and get ready to swoon!
Margarita CakeWith Mango Cream
1 pkg (18.25 oz) white cake mix
2 (3.4 oz.) coconut cream instant pudding
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 1/4 cup margarita mix
3 Tbsp. chopped lime zest, divided
1to 2 cups powdered sugar (depending on how thick you like it)
Lime juice (from 2 limes)
2 ripe mango (about 1 cup of puree)
6 Tbsp heavy cream
2-3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray fluted pan with non-stick spray. In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, sugar, eggs, oil, and margarita mix; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon lime zest and enough lime juice to make a glaze; drizzle over cake. Combine mango puree, cream and powdered sugar and blend in a food processor or blender until it is thick and creamy. Garnish each slice and get ready to sing! Makes 10-12 servings.
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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