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Sweet Tea Vodka Cupcakes -- These lemony cupcakes are lightly brushed with sweet tea vodka and topped with plenty of sweet tea vodka frosting for the ultimate summer treat | wearenotmartha.com
Sweet Tea Vodka Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These Sweet Tea Vodka Cupcakes take lemony cupcakes lightly brushed with sweet tea vodka and top them with plenty of sweet tea vodka frosting for the ultimate summer treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Boozy Cupcakes, Summer Cupcakes, Sweet Tea Vodka Recipes
Servings: 1 dozen cupcakes
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp sweet tea vodka
  • 1 batch Sweet Tea Vodka Frosting (recipe below)
Sweet Tea Vodka Frosting
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 3-4 Tbsp sweet tea vodka
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12-cavity cupcake tin with cupcake papers.

  2. Combine butter, confectioners' sugar, and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer or whisk. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.

  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating to blend.

  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  5. Mix half the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until just combined. Add in the milk and lemon juice. Then add in the other half of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, taking care not to over-mix.

  6. Pour batter into lined cupcake tin, filling each cavity about 3/4 of the way.

  7. Bake cupcakes for 16-20 minutes, until cooked through and slightly golden at edges.

  8. Let cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes before moving to wire rack to cool completely. When cool, brush lightly with about 2 Tbsp sweet tea vodka. 

  9. Frost with Sweet Tea Vodka Frosting and top with lemon wedge, zest, and straw, if desired.

Sweet Tea Vodka Frosting
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer or whisk, beat together butter and confectioners's sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Mix in lemon zest and 3 Tbsp sweet tea vodka. Continue adding sweet tea vodka until desired consistency is achieved.