Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cajun Cook-Out Menu - Part II + Bayou Boogie

With just a few days left to prepare for our cook out, I've been looking over my summer recipes and asking the gang what desserts they would like.They said that they would love to have these scrumptious desserts, below. Plus, I'm adding a Margarita cake that my dear friend,  B.J., over at Sweet Nothings, recently posted on her blog that her daughter made. I made it with a few changes and doubled the delicious glaze recipe, but you can see the original recipe here. Sinfully delicious, cher, and well worth the calories and so easy, too! Bon appetit!

 Margarita Cake

1 box lemon cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup tequila
2 tbs.'s triple sec or orange juice

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbs.'s tequila
4  tbs.'s triple sec
4 tbs.'s lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with Baker's Joy, baking spray. Mix all ingredients in large bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.

 Pour into prepared pan and bake @ 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for about 15 minutes on wire rack and invert onto cake plate.

Combine the glaze ingredients and whisk until smooth. Poke holes in cake and pour over warm cake.

 Out of this world!


I'll be sharing these at  Foodie FridaySaturday Night Special Sweets for a Saturday,
Seaside Simplicity, Sunday Showcase, and Savory Sunday.

They also requested these decadent desserts! Click on title to view recipe.

  Banana Pudding Pie ~

And for drinks, I will be serving the following. Click on title to view recipe.

A big batch of these cool, frozen Pina Coladas.

And a big pitcher of Southern Peach Tea.

Bayou Boogie

We passed an absolute bon' ton' at the T.G.I.F. Friday night block party, at Downtown Alive last night.  It was a very warm evening, but it didn't stop this bunch of Cajuns from dancing up a storm in Parc Sans Souci.

Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express were rockin' the crowd and there was a whole lotta dancin' going on! The fiesty crowd was loving this band and this "oldie but goodie" song.

Here's a little clip that I took of the dancers and there was a whole lotta fast jitter-buggin' going on. They were working up quite a sweat on this one. Crank it up and let the good times roll, cher!

Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express

Wishing all of you a fabulous, fun weekend, filled with good times! Merci for stopping by!


Rosaria Williams said...

With this wonderful food, who can be crossed? Yeahhh! Happy Memorial Day!

Pam said...

Woo hoo! Great cake with that tequila! And another great video, love their version of a great rock and roll song!!! Have a fantastic super Memorial weekend!

Unknown said...

I wish I was there - London is cold & miserable today. xx

Jo said...

Got room for one more? :-)

I swear to goodness, I gain ten lbs. every time I click on your fabulous blog posts. Those recipes look absolutely divine.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Linda Starr said...

That iced tea looks so good; it's hot as hades here.

Martha said...

Yum! Now those are some awesome desserts!! Have a great weekend :-)

Joanne said...

Those amazing desserts could be my main course, they look fabulous :)

It's a hot weekend here in New England, we're looking to hit 90 each day of the long weekend ... Enjoy!

Kat said...

Have a great Memorial Day weekend; course, I know you will! All that food looks so darn good. I am making Cajun baked catfish tonight. We love that stuff.

Honey at 2805 said...

You serve such great food and have so much fun dancing, I may come drop in on you one weekend! Surprise!

Have a fun one this weekend!

Susanna Powers said...

Happy Memorial Day Marguerite! These look great, especially the desserts. I like your attitude about doubling the glaze! thanks, sp

Eddie Bluelights said...

Sinfully delicious indeed!! LOL No way could I resist those goodies. On my way over with my tent LOL.
Happy Memorial Day and have a great weekend.
Hey! we could do with some of your weather here - it's blooming cold!! LOL. My genes tell me I am living in the wrong place. Bon appetite, Eddie

Theres just life said...

Ohh, I think I just gained 10 lbs. I needed that band to help dance off the extra pounds.

Thanks for the great recipes.
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

Pamela Jo

kitchen flavours said...

I would love to eat all the delicious goodies and then burn off all the extra calories at the bayou boogie!

Marguerite said...

rosaria- Thanks, you got that right, cher! Happy Memorial Day to you, too!

Pam- Thanks, the cake is divine and I hope you try it! Glad you enjoyed it and I hope you have a great weekend, too!

Helena- I wish you were, too! So hard to imagine, it's 90 degrees, here! Thanks for stopping by!

Jo- So nice to hear from you! Thanks for the compliment, just dance it off! And I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, too!

Kat- Merci, cher, and I hope that your weekend is great, too! The catfish sounds so good! Enjoy!

Honey- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I would love it if you could! Hope yours is fun, too!

Eddie Bluelights said...

The pool on your header looks very inviting. Surprised no-one is in it LOL - must be very warm over there. What a fantastic show of flowers - what are they?

Pooch Purple Reign said...

i cant wait for 90 degrees. thx for your visit. of course the snow is not here now... that was february, but it has still been chilly.
thx for the awesome recipes
~laura xx

Martha said...

I just knew you would be one of the first to come through with a party post! Thanks for linking up to "What happens at the beach stays at the beach" :-)

KB and Whitesnake said...

Looks yummy!

Amanda said...

oh these look great! thanks for sharing them and linking up at Savory Sunday!

Peggy said...

Those cakes look really tasty.
Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, i'll happily return the favour.

Looks like it was a great day.

threesidesofcrazy said...

YUM - perfect for the beach bash!

Bizzy said...

Oh So Boozy. Yummy.

I invite you to link this up to Bake With Bizzy. Would love to have your recipe.

Drick said...

know you are having a great time enjoying your day with the gang... the desserts look, as you said, sinful.... the brownies called my name

Marguerite said...

sussah- Happy Memorial Day to you, too! Thanks, glad you like them. The glaze is the best part! Enjoy!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment! Take a piece of each! lol You are definitely living in the wrong place, cher! lol

Pamela Jo- Thanks, so glad you liked them and hope you give them a try! You're so welcome, and I hope you have a great day, too!

Eddie- It's 90 degrees, here, and perfect for swimming. Thanks, they are zinnias and they are thriving, this year. I got in, after I took the pic! lol

Pooch- I don't mind 90, but when it gets over 95, I will wish that I was where you live. You're welcome, enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

kf- Thanks, they are all so delicious and I wish that you could, too! Hope you try the cake! Wish you were here!

sunflowerkat said...

I'm visiting via Martha's virtual party. This cake sounds amazing. Gonna grab this recipe for sure!


Raven said...

Hi Marguerite!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I just had to hop over and see what your blog was all about. Margarita cake! Wow...I have got to try it. Sounds incredible. Love the flavor of a magarita.


Denise said...

Laisse les bons temps rouler to you. Fellow cajun here. I've never been to Lafayette. I grew up in New Orleans but moved to Kentucky after Katrina. I still come home every year because I miss it so much. New public follower here from Say Hi Sunday. Nice blog. I would appreciate you following back I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

Anonymous said...

Yummy Yummy!!!

Thanks for participating in “Stalk Hop Friday!” I'm Following you on GFC as Mrs. Marine!
Don’t forget to stop by next week and link up again on "Stalk Hop Friday"!

Anonymous said...

I hope your Memorial Day weekend was awesome! OMG these desserts look Yummy...
Loved the downtown alive event... You always share the best stuff!
Take care,

Ali said...

What a fun cake. I love using shortcuts like a cake mix and jazzing it up, just like you have done. I need to find my bundt cake pan or just buy a new one. It has been such a long time since I have been able to make cakes like this without the proper pan. haha. ;)

Nancy said...

Those desserts look amazing! I must try that cake - but only when i have plenty of guests - it would not be safe with me all alone.

Chef in Training said...

YUM! This looks incredible! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Lisa said...

What a mouthwatering cake that is. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

D+B said...

Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Marguerite, Your cake recipe looks and sounds amazing! I can't wait to try. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this on Sunday - I am a little behind getting to the comments though. Have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kim McCallie said...

Oh, my husband would definitely love a big hunk of this cake. He's a big margarita fan. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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Have a great day