Cake Pop Maker Margarita Cake Pops

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Get your margarita fix with these bite-sized margarita cake pops that are moist, sweet and bursting with flavor. These treats start with a base of white cake that’s made from scratch right in your own kitchen.

Add a touch of tequila, bake the batter in your cake pop maker and coat the finished cake pops in a delicious glaze made from sugar, lime juice and of course some more tequila. It’s the perfect boozy snack for all your spring and summer get-togethers.

Cake Pop Maker Margarita Cake Pops on a light blue plate.

These margarita cake pops are perfect for backyard barbecues, get-togethers with friends, summer picnics and late-night celebrations. Just make sure they stay cool until they’re ready to be served. If you’re attending a party or a barbecue, store these cake balls (in a sealed container) in a cooler filled with ice to keep the glaze from melting.

And if you’re partying at home, chill your cake pops in the fridge for about an hour before they’re served. Like your favorite margaritas, these cake pops are a treat that’s best served cool.

Cake Pop Maker Margarita Cake Pops on a light blue plate with a lime wedge, marble background.

If you want to get fancy, try serving these cake pops with sparkling pieces of candied fruit. You can also add food coloring to make these cake balls a bright, summery treat. Try different types of margarita salt to bring out the classic flavor of your favorite alcoholic drink.

You likely won’t be getting drunk off these cake balls, but make no mistake–these cake pops are the perfect treat for anyone who likes to have some fun and enjoy themselves at a party. You could even try serving them with an actual margarita in hand for a margarita-themed gathering.

Cake Pop Maker Margarita Cake Pops on a white plate with a lime wedge, marble background.

You can offer non-alcoholic variations for your sober friends by making a batch without the tequila. Just replace the tequila with more milk and make sure you know which batch is which–they’ll look exactly the same unless you add food coloring to one of the batches.

What is your favorite cake pop flavor? Let us know if you enjoyed these cocktail-inspired pops in the comments and please share the recipe!

Cake Pop Maker Margarita Cake Pops on a light blue plate with lime wedges and a metal shot glass, marble background.

Cake Pop Maker Margarita Cake Pops

Joss D
Get your margarita fix with these bite-sized margarita cake pops that are moist, sweet and bursting with flavor.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 46 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 48 cake pops
Calories 74 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Cake Pops:

  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. tequila
  • ½ cup butter - melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt

For the Coating:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. tequila
  • 4 tsp. lime juice
  • Sea salt - to garnish
  • Lime zest - to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Prep the ingredients.
    Margarita cake pop prepped ingredients on marble background.
  • Add the milk, tequila, melted butter, eggs and lime zest into a large bowl. Combine well with a whisk or electric hand mixer.
    Margarita cake pop wet ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
    Margarita cake pop dry ingredients in a metal bowl.
  • Start incorporating the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
    Margarita cake pop in a white bowl, marble background.
  • Whisk until well combined.
    Margarita cake pop in a white bowl, marble background.
  • Plug in the cake pop maker to preheat it. Transfer the batter to a piping bag. Fill the holes with the batter, to just below the top.
    Margarita cake pop in a yellow cake pop maker.
  • Close the lid and bake for about 4 minutes. Remove from the cake pop maker and repeat until you finish the batter.
    Margarita cake pop batter in a cake pop maker.
  • To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar with the tequila and lime juice until smooth.
    Margarita cake pop glaze in a blue bowl, marble background, lime wedges on the side.
  • When the cake pops are cool, dip the cake pops into the glaze to coat them. The glaze does not have to completely cover the cake pop.
    Margarita cake pops on white plates, marble background.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and lime zest. Then insert a treat stick into the center of each cake pop. (You can leave the treat sticks out if you would like them to be cake balls instead.)
    Margarita cake ball sprinkled with sea salt on white plate.
  • Let the glaze harden and enjoy!
    Cake Pop Maker Margarita Cake Pops on a light blue plate.

Equipment

Cake Pop Maker
Green lollipop sticks

Notes

These cake pops are intended for adults, as they contain alcohol. Do not serve them to children.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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