Arnold Palmer Lemon Cupcake Recipe

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Arnold Palmer Lemon Cupcake Recipe

The great taste of the classic Arnold Palmer drink in a delicious, ready-to-go cupcake!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 18 minutes

Ingredients Arnold Palmer Lemon Cake Recipe:

2 ½ cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Salt
1 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups Sugar
2 Eggs, room temperature
3 Egg Yolks, room temperature
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Grated Lemon Zest
¼ cup Lemon Juice
½ cup Whole Milk

Ingredients Arnold Palmer Lemon Frosting :

2 cups Confectioners Sugar
1 cup Unsalted Butter
½ cup Prepared Sweet Tea
2 tsp Lemon Extract
2 TBSP Heavy Whipping Cream


• Preheat oven to 350°
• Line cupcake tin with paper liners
• Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt together in a bowl; set aside.
• Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
• Add the whole eggs one at a time; mix well.
• Add the egg yolks one at a time until mixed well.
• Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest until fully mixed.
• Begin slowly adding the lemon juice on low speed.
• Alternately add the set aside dry ingredients and the milk until combined.
• Increase the speed of the mixer to medium, beat well until batter is smooth scraping sides so that the batter is well mixed.
• Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
• Bake cupcakes for 15-18 minutes at 350° until done.
• Allow cupcakes to cool for 30 minutes before frosting.
• To make the frosting:
• Combine confectioners sugar and unsalted butter in a bowl; beat on medium until well blended.
• Add the prepared sweet tea, lemon extract and heavy whipping cream; beat until well blended and strng peaks are formed.
• To frost:
• Fill your pastry bag with star tip with frosting.
• Frost cooled cupcakes by piping frosting in a circular motion around the cupcake to form a peak.

• Makes 24 servings Arnold Palmer Lemon Cupcakes

Arnold Palmer Lemon Cupcake Recipe. The great taste of the classic Arnold Palmer drink in a delicious, ready-to-go cupcake!

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I don’t know who first made these delicious Arnold Palmer-type cupcakes. There is a Paula Deen recipe that is quite famous, but I have seen recipes online that predate hers by several years. It could simply be someone decided they loved the taste of an Arnold Palmer, and decided to make cupcakes – which is exactly what I did when I decided to invent a Whiskey Sour Cookies recipe!

Anyhooooo, if you love the taste of an Arnold Palmer drink, give this cupcake adaption a try. They are totally delicious!

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  1. Thanks- this sounds awesome and I am planning on trying this recipe soon!

    Anything with tea in it is worth a try, to be sure! : – )

  2. Yum! I have been on a lemon kick recently; these sound so good. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.

  3. Cynthia Rusincovitch says

    I love the arnold palmer tea and have no doubt my husband and I would enjoy these as well, from the sound and look of them! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  4. Janet Vinyard says

    Hi Ann, These cupcakes sound quite delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Pinned. Blessings, Janet

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