How to Make Deep Fried Tequila Shots

As crazy as it may sound, deep fried tequila shots are a fun way to “have your cake and eat it too.” These shots are delicious so proceed with caution.

Angel food cake (cut into small bite-sized chunks)


Canola oil

Powdered sugar

Cut the cake into bite-sized chunks. You want guests to be able to just pop them in their mouth so don’t make the pieces too large.

Soak the cake in a bowl of tequila. Because angel food cake is highly spongy, this cake will absorb the tequila quickly.
Don’t leave cake in the tequila for too long or else it may start to break down and disintegrate.

Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or saucepan. Bring oil to a hot enough temperature where cake will fry instantly (but not burn).
Don’t drop cake into oil until it is ready or else the bites will get too soggy.

Remove cake from oil once bites are completely fried and transfer to a plate covered with a paper towel. Allow towel to absorb residual grease.

Sprinkle bites with powdered sugar (lightly) and serve immediately.


Serve these puppies hot in a salt-rimmed shot glass and a gummy worm on the bottom. Even a small lime wedge might be a nice touch.

Not a fan of tequila? Substitute the booze for something you like or make it non-alcoholic.

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