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One bite of this Arnold Palmer-inspired cake and even golfers will agree: There's such a thing as the perfect slice.

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Credit: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
bake:
35 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 12 to 15 servings
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Feeling rowdy? Spin this into a tipsy cake by substituting up to 2 Tbsp. vodka or bourbon for the lemon juice in the frosting.

Ingredients

Cake
Frosting

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease (with shortening) and flour a 13- x 9-inch pan. Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over tea bags in a heatproof glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and steep 10 minutes. Lift tea bags from liquid, and press against side of bowl, using back of a spoon; discard tea bags. Cool tea 20 minutes.

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  • Beat butter in a separate large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Whisk together cake flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with 1 cup tea, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (Discard any remaining tea.) Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 20 minutes).

  • Meanwhile, prepare the Lemonade Frosting. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Beat in lemon zest and fresh lemon juice just until blended. Increase speed to high, and beat until light and fluffy.

  • Spread Lemonade Frosting on cooled cake.

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