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Ice Tea Lemonade Cupcakes

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I love love love the way these summery cupcakes look! And lemon iced tea is so refreshing. These cupcakes aren’t going to thirst your quench, but they will satisfy your sweet cravings!

Iced Tea Lemonade Cupcakes

Lemon and black tea flavoured vanilla cupcakes with lemon frosting and a wedge of lemon.

Iced Tea Lemonade Cupcakes

Iced Tea Lemonade Cupcakes

Lemon and black tea flavoured vanilla cupcakes with lemon frosting and a wedge of lemon.

Serves 20

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Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 218kcal



  • 3 1/2 cups / 430 g plain flour, all-purpose
  • 1 1/4 cups / 265 g caster sugar, superfine
  • 3 tsp / 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp / 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup / 125 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large / 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups / 375 ml full-cream milk, whole
  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp / 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt, or sour cream
  • 1 tsp / 1 tsp vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup / 250 g lemon curd
  • zest of one lemon
  • 10 / 10 black tea bags, you may use your fave tea flavor instead
  • Mint leaves to decorate


  • 1 batch / 1 batch of fluffy buttercream frosting
  • 1 tsp / 1 tsp lemon essence or lemon zest.



  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • Heat your milk in the microwave for 2 min. Add tea bags and let it stand for 5 min. You may need to squeeze the bags to get that tea flavour out. You want to get the milk nice and dark. Dispose of the bags. If you end up with less milk because of the tea bags, add enough milk to ensure you have 375ml of milk for the recipe.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  • Next, add tea milk, eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  • Once the cupcakes have baked and cooled core the centre and fill with lemon curd.
  • To flavour the frosting add the lemon essence or zest and mix until well combined.
  • Fit the end of a piping bag with a Wilton 6B tip and frost your cupcakes in a swirl. Decorate with a lemon slice wedged in the side (make sure you take out the seeds!) and place two small mint leaves on top.


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 20g
Calories : 218kcal
Carbonhydrates: 25g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 31mg
Sodium: 178mg
Potassium : 30mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 8g
Vitamin A: 169IU
Vitamin C: 0.1mg
Calcium: 50mg
Iron: 1mg
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