Arnold Palmer

Lemonade-Iced Tea Cake ft. Iced Tea Frosting
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Arnold's back, and I don't mean Schwarzenegger. Last year I made an Arnold Palmer flavored cake for my brother's birthday, but I didn't get the chance to decorate it since it was getting shipped.

So in case you're wondering what an Arnold Palmer cake looks like on the outside, voila. Based on the half lemonade-half iced tea drink which is named for the golfer, the cake starts with a lemon mix with iced tea replacing the water, and the frosting has a slight hint of tea. A light and refreshing summer treat, just like the drink.

When poured in a glass and not shaken or stirred, an Arnold Palmer fades from the darker iced tea down to the lighter lemonade so it is only fitting for the cake to receive the gradient icing treatment as well. Top it off with a vintage juice label and the trademark'd Arnold Palmer Tee umbrella and you're good to golf.

lemonade-iced tea cake
1 box lemon cake mix
4 eggs
1/3 c. oil
1 c. iced tea or Arnold Palmer
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease pans with butter or a non-stick spray like PAM.  mixing bowl, use an electric beater to combine cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and  iced tea, on a low speed for 1 minute and a high speed for 1 minute. Pour batter into pans until each is 2/3 of the way full. Bake according to the times on the back of the mix box, depending on the types of pans you are using.

tea frosting
1/2 c. shortening or butter
4 c. confectioner's sugar
3-4 tbsp. iced tea or Arnold Palmer
1 tsp. lemon juice
Beat shortening, iced tea, and lemon juice until blended. Slowly add in sugar and continue to mix until frosting forms.