An Arnold Palmer drink is half tea half lemonade. Per Wikipedia, Palmer "was in the habit of drinking iced tea with lemonade at home, and in 1960 at the U.S. Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, he ordered the non-alcoholic drink at the bar. A woman sitting nearby overheard him, and ordered "that Palmer drink", thus giving the beverage its name."
I decided to make some Arnold Palmer Cupcakes in honor of Masters Week. I used tea and lemon in the cake and buttercream. They were seriously delicious! They are the perfect treat for watching The Masters all week!
More Masters inspired food:
Arnold Palmer Cupcakes (Iced Tea and Lemonade)
- 1 box lemon cake mix (Duncan Hines)
- 1 cup water
- 2 tea bags
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 6 cups powdered sugar (may need a little more)
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 tea bag
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- yellow food coloring
Heat water to boiling. Place 2 tea bags in boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and let water cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin pan cups with cupcake liners.
Beat together cake mix, tea, eggs and oil at medium speed of a hand-held mixer for 2 minutes. Scoop batter into lined muffin pan cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely.
In a small sauce pan, bring whipping cream to a simmer. Remove from heat. Place tea bag in cream and let steep for 5 minutes. Cool completely in refrigerator.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, whipping cream, and lemon extract; mix until light and fluffy. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring and mix. If necessary, gradually add more powdered sugar to reach desired consistency.
Frost cupcakes with buttercream and enjoy!