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{Cinco De Mayo} Cadillac Margarita Mason Jar Cakes

by Christa on May 3, 2014

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Booze and cupcakes. Somehow they just go together. Especially when its a holiday. This is a twist on the typical Margarita Cupcakes. I give you…. CADILLAC Margarita Mason Jar Cakes.

Cadillac Margarita Mason Jar Cakes

These mini cakes are not only delicious, they are super cute!

Cinco De Mayo is just about the only day of the year you can get away with drinking as many margs as you want… so you might as well have them in dessert form also. So drink/eat up!

Cadillac Margarita Mason Jar Cakes

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{Cinco De Mayo} Cadillac Margarita Mason Jar Cakes


For the Cake:
1 Yellow or White Cake Mix + ingredients listed on box
1/4 cup Grand Marnier

Margarita Buttercream:
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 Tablespoons Margarita Mix (with tequila already in it)
Pinch of coarse salt

For the rim:
Lime Juice
Sparkling Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line a 9×13″ pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
2. Prepare boxed cake mix according to directions on the package. Bake for 25-30 minutes or top of the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
3. Remove cake from the oven and cool on a baking rack. While cake is cooling, prepare frosting. In a stand mixer, cream butter on medium-speed for 1-2 minutes. Add in lime juice, margarita mix, salt and powdered sugar. Start with 3 cups of powdered sugar and add more for desired consistency. Mix on medium-speed until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
4. Transfer buttercream frosting to a large piping bag fitted with desired decorating tip. Set aside.
5. Next, use a 2″ circle cutter (or circle cutter that fits the mason jars you plan to use) and cut 18 circles from the cake. Use inner most part of the cake, as that is the flattest and will make for the best layers in the mini cakes-in-a-jar.
6. Now, brush each cake circle with Grand Marnier. (Use more or less depending on how boozy you want your cakes to be).
7. If you want a “salted rim” now is the time to do it. Swirl half a lime around the top of each of the mason jars and then roll in sparkling sugar. Repeat with all six mason jars.
8. Start assembling the cakes! Put one cake circle on the bottom of each of the mason jars. Pipe a small amount of frosting on top of the cake layer. Repeat process so there are 3 layers of cake in each. Finally, top the final layer with frosting, sprinkle with orange or

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