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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Arnold Palmer Cupcakes

Last summer we were introduced to the Arnold Palmer tea by our summer houseguest.  So when I saw the recipe for these cupcakes I knew I would need to make these for his visit.   I saw the recipe around the Masters tournament and since we don't watch golf around here I saved it for later. The lemon flavor in these cupcakes is really nice.  It is not too tart.  I will admit I have never made tea for cupcakes before.
They turned out so pretty.  I know it isn't football season but this plate holds a recipe of cupcakes and fits well in my fridge so it always comes out when I make cupcakes. 
So to make these cupcakes you start with a lemon cake mix and 2 tea bags.
Boil 1 cup of water.
Add the tea bags and let them steep for 5 minutes.  Then put the tea in the fridge and let cool.
I am going to go ahead and make by cream tea for the icing now too to let it cool before I need it.  These are the ingredients for the icing.
1/2 cup whipping cream
Heat the cream on the stove and then add the tea bag and let it steep for 5 minutes.
Then put the cream in the fridge to cool.
Now for the cupcakes.  Start with the lemon cake mix.
Add the 1 cup of tea to the mix.
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
Add the eggs
Mix well.  It has a darker color to the batter due to the tea.
Fill the cupcakes. Place in a 350 preheated oven and bake 18-20 minutes.
These turned out so much better than my last cupcakes.  Let them cool before icing.
To make the icing start with 2 sticks softened butter.
6 cups powdered sugar.  Add a little at a time and mix well between additions.
1 teaspoon lemon extract.  How do you like my new measuring spoons?  They are Mickey hands.  Some friends brought them to me from their Disney trip.  So now I have a little Disney in my kitchen.
Add a little bit of yellow coloring to make the icing brighter.
Add the cooled cream
Mix well.
Get the cupcakes ready for icing.
I used a large pastry tip that is open.  Fill the bag and start icing.
They really turned out pretty.  If you were going to make these for the Masters you could put a little golf ball on top.
Store in the fridge.  Set out a few minutes before you are ready to eat.

Arnold Palmer Cupcake Recipe

1 cup water
2 tea bags-  Boil water and steep tea bags for 5 minutes.  Cool
lemon cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350.

Icing
1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream)
1 tea bag  Heat cream on stove and steep tea bag for 5 minutes.  Cool.
1 cup softened butter
6 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
yellow coloring


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