Arnold Palmer Cupcakes

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Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 22 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup milk
5   black tea bags
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cup sugar
4   large eggs
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Arnold Palmer Frosting, Recipe Follows

Arnold Palmer Frosting:
1 cups unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
1/2 cup reserved milk/tea mixture
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice





In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until hot to the touch. Place tea bags in hot milk, and let steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Let milk cool. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with paper liners. 

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1/2 cup milk and tea mixture, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well. 

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add dry mix into the wet ingredients. 

Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread or pipe Arnold Palmer Frosting evenly over cupcakes.  Arnold Palmer Frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar alternately with tea/milk mixture slowly. Beat in lemon juice until creamy. 

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I made these as mini's for a picnic that I will be attending (easier to eat, and less waste when there are children also partaking). My baking time was 15mins (which is typical for the minis). However, shouldn't the recipe for the frosting be 2 lbs of confectioners sugar? I started with the 2 cups, and it was very runny and separating due to the milk and lemon addition. Once I got it to the 2 lbs, it was the perfect consistancy, texture, and flavor.

By Debby on June 08, 2011


By Debb on June 08, 2011


I had to adjust the measuring for the icing, it was very thin

By Hannah on June 01, 2011


your awesome i LOVE your show!!!!!!!!!!!!

By rainbowxcutie11 on February 25, 2011

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