Who says you can’t have your margarita and eat it too? This Boozy Margarita Cake Balls recipe is proof that you can have both! Enjoy our margarita loving friends!
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Cake Balls have to be one of the easiest sweet treats you can make. But, even though they are easy, they actually look like you spent a considerable amount of time on them. They look great on a dessert table or you can serve them fancy-style in mini paper liners during a party. Or you can make a batch and sit with them while you binge watch your favorite new TV show. Who are we to judge?
To make this Boozy Margarita Cake Balls recipe, you’ll need a box of white cake mix and buttercream frosting – we used Pillsbury for both, but you could use other brands. You will also need oil, eggs, tequila, triple sec, limes, powdered sugar, Wilton white candy melts, and sparkling sugar.
If you’d like to drizzle the top of your Boozy Margarita Cake Balls with some added color, you will also want some Wilton bright green candy melts. We liked how our cake balls looked with a bit of lime zest and sparkling sugar on top, so we ended up skipping the green candy melts.
To start this recipe, you’ll be making a cake with your boxed cake mix. However, unlike the usual way you make a box, this cake batter will get a special addition of some tequila and triple sec.
After the cake is baked and cooled, you will get to destroy it! Grab a couple forks and break up that cake into crumbs.
Place your crumbled cake into a large bowl. Then, you’ll add the entire tub of buttercream frosting, more tequila and triple sec, powdered sugar, and juice of one lime to the cake crumbs. You’ll mix all this up and cover and chill for about 30 minutes. The chilling of the cake mixture is very important as it will make it easier to shape into balls.
Shape the chilled cake mixture into 1 inch balls and place on the lined cookie sheet and freeze for 45 minutes. Don’t skip the freezing — it’s important and eliminates any cake ball crumbs falling into the melted chocolate.
Next, melt the white candy melts in a double boiler over medium heat or in a microwave, according to the package instructions. If you prefer, you could use the Wilton Chocolate & Candy Melts Melting Pot (this is what we used), which is really nice for making the process easy. It melts evenly and is easy to clean up.
Insert a toothpick or wooden skewer into a cake ball and spoon the chocolate all over to cover. Allow any excess chocolate to run off the cake ball before placing on the lined cookie sheet. When you remove the toothpick from each cake ball, fill the small hole with melted chocolate from the spoon. Repeat with the remaining cake balls.
Immediately sprinkle the top of the chocolate-covered Boozy Margarita Cake Balls with coarse sugar and lime zest before the chocolate hardens.
Allow the chocolate to set and then they are ready to enjoy!
These Boozy Margarita Cake Balls can also be easily made into cake pops. Simply add a lollipop stick into the cake ball just prior to the freezing step.
Boozy Margarita Cake Balls Recipe
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