March 28, 2009

Arnold Palmer

In honor of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando this weekend, here are Arnold Palmer cupcakes! I am a big fan of the drink - half iced tea, half lemonade - so I bet these lemon and tea infused cupcakes are delicious as well. 

Ingredients:
1 cup milk
5 black tea bags
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
Frosting recipe to follow

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. Line 2 12-cup muffin pans with 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 prepared batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes. 

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

In a large bowl, beat butter at a medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar alternately with tea/milk mixture slowly. Beat in lemon juice until creamy.

Paula piped the frosting on hers and stuck in a pink straw. Too cute! A lemon slice or even a gummy candy that looks like a lemon slice would be cute to top the cupcakes with as well. Enjoy and have a fabulous Saturday!

{Recipe: Paula Deen. Image: foodnetwork.com}

13 comments:

Prissy Southern Prep said...

yummy!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

How adorable and they look delicious!! I'm going to have to try these. We love sweet tea and cupcakes, so what a great combination! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love & blessings from NC!

Preppy 101 said...

How darling. Might have to try those!!!

Kappa Prep said...

I love the drink too!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

That sounds delish! My whole family loves Arnold Palmers, so I think I'll have to try this soon!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I love Paula Deen. I want to make these cupcakes right now! :)

QueenBeeSwain said...

these look too fun, might have to make 'em for mah birthday!

kHm

Miss Monogram said...

These sound so good and cute!! I want to make them--if I do, I'll let you know how it goes :)

xoxo,
MM

With Love from New Orleans said...

OH MY! I have to try these!!!!!

*kimmie* said...

What a unique recipe! They sound delicious!

Pink Maple said...

I am not much of a baker, but these cupcakes sound delicious - I'll have to give the recipe a try :)

Miss Janice said...

These look yummy and I love the pink straws!

Well I Do Declare said...

These look great! I would love to make them for the Masters :)

 
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