Lemonade Cupcakes with Sweet Tea Vodka Frosting

tara's main love in life is jeremiah weed's sweet tea vodka.  this stuff is delicious, if you've never had it you need to change that immediately.  and this from someone who doesn't even like sweet tea.  but in vodka form it's perfect and makes delicious alcoholic arnold palmers.  if you didn't know, those are iced tea and lemonade.



which i obviously decided to make into delicious, delicious cupcakes.  the tangy lemon cake pairs perfectly with the sweet frosting.  beware - you cannot taste the alcohol in this frosting, no matter how much you add.  you just taste sweet tea.




for the cake - beat 1/3 cup room temperature butter with with 1 and 1/3 cups sugar.  slowly beat in (in this order): 3 eggs, 1/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 and 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 and 1/4 cups buttermilk.  pour into cupcake tin and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes (check after 18 minutes.  they are done just when a toothpick comes out clean, bake them for the least amount of time possible - that's how cake stays soft.)

better plan?  (if you ask me) buy a box of lemon cake mix, mix it with a 12 ounce can of sprite and bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.  you're welcome.

for the frosting - beat 1/3 cup of room temperature butter until it's smooth and fluffy.  slowly add in 1 to 2 cups of powdered sugar and then just over 1/3 cup of sweet tea vodka.  and another cup or two of powdered sugar and beat til it's smooth and fluffy again.  more vodka = thinner frosting, more powdered sugar = thicker frosting.

frost and enjoy!






sorry that taking anything but iphone photos seemed like a lot of work at the time.  next time the photos will be prettier.

23 comments

  1. That stuff is amazing and yet very dangerous! These look yummy :)

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  2. I just might be making these for my Christmas dessert swap.... we need a pinnable version!

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  3. yum!!! I just pinned this to save for later, sounds super yummy!

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    1. They're pretty delicious, I hope you like them!

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  4. the frosting looks divine! So cute!

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    1. It's definitely the best part - don't forget to lick the bowl :)

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  5. These look delish! The ladies in my fam love J. Weed so I may have to surprise them with a batch of these at our next get together! Thanks for posting!

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  6. DELICIOUS. Pinning them. One day I will make all the booze cupcakes.

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  7. OMG! I need to make these! They look so delicious!

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  8. I will be making these!!! Oh my goodness they sound so good :)

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  9. mmmmmmm you are so impressive with your baking skills. I must say!

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  10. I will be waiting on my dozen of these in the mail! yummmm. ;)

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  11. This just made my fat girl side start craving some cupcakes! Get in mah belly.

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  12. Yumm, looks delicious! Everything's better when vodka is involved.

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  13. I started drooling when I read the title of the post.. the pictures didn't help either. they sound delicious!

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  14. Sweet tea vodka frosting? Who knew! These sound delish!

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  15. I'm too lazy to cook or bake...howabout you just send me some...yes? okay i'll be waiting ;)

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  16. OMG these sound amazing!! Love the sound of that frosting!

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  17. I wonder if its possible to get drunk from booze cupcakes?! That sounds like heaven to me!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  18. These look like heaven! And Ive never had alcoholic arnold palmers. Sounds like a new drink to try :)

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