Recipe Box, Sweet Tea Lemonade Cupcakes & Sweet Tea Vodka Poke Cake

Drink your sweet tea and eat it too!

sweet tea cupcakes

Put it in your cupcakes

sweet tea lemon cake

and spike your loaf cake with Sweet Tea Vodka!


The batter starts with Lemon cake mix, and the liquid is sweet tea with a little almond extract


I like to make mini cupcakes, they’re easy to eat and don’t feel so sinful ๐Ÿ™‚


They look fresh and pretty garnished with a lemon

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I used half the batter and to make an “adult” cake


It is baked in a 9 x 5 loaf pan, then saturated with Sweet Tea Vodka

skinny tea vodka poke cake

I used Firefly Skinny Tea, and if you’ve never tried Sweet Tea Vodka, you would be surprised how delicious it is!

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Poke the warm cake all over with a long toothpick or skewer and slowly pour vodka over all, letting it soak in.  Let cake sit in the pan for several hours to completely cool and soak up all the liquid

Sweet Tea Vodka poke cake

Frost the cool cake with a thick layer of buttercream and garnish with thinly sliced lemons

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Sweet Tea Lemonade Cupcakes & Sweet Tea Vodka Poke Cake

You can make 2 loaf cakes or a combination of loaf and cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes



  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sweet tea*
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Tea or Sweet Tea Vodka

Buttercream Icing

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 T sweet tea
  • Garnish
  • 1 Meyer lemon zested, and sliced thinly


  • Prepare cake mix by mixing dry mix in a bowl with 3 eggs, tea, butter and almond extract. Pour into prepared baking pan or pans. Bake at 350. Check mini cupcakes after 15 minutes. Check loaf pan and regular cupcakes at 20 minutes. Bake cakes until just done, do not over bake.
  • Poke cake: Immediately poke holes all over cake after baking and saturate with as much sweet tea or sweet tea vodka as it will take. Let sit in pan several hours to cool and absorb liquid.
  • Frost cooled cakes with buttercream and garnish with lemon zest and lemon slices
  • Servings: 48 mini cupcakes, or 24 regular cupcakes, or 2 9 x 5 loaf cakes, or 24 mini cupcakes and 1 loaf cake


*make your own sweet tea with tea bags, water and sugar to taste
NOTE: the tea flavor is very subtle, and quite delightful for anyone to enjoy. If you want a stronger tea flavor, steep your own very strong tea. You can also add lemon extract, or juice for more lemon flavor
sweet tea vodka cake

Today is my sweet sister’s birthday! Happy Birthday Sally!  I we could eat this cake together~๐Ÿ’•

sweet tea lemonade cupcakes

You might also want to check out this Firefly Cocktail, a perfect summer sipper!


It’s made with Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade

firefly cocktail ingredients

Remember, you can have your tea and eat it too!

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painted lemon


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9 Responses to “Recipe Box, Sweet Tea Lemonade Cupcakes & Sweet Tea Vodka Poke Cake”
  1. Jodi says:

    Yum! And I forgot about sweet tea vodka. Haven’t had it in a while. That is on my next wine and spirits shopping list though. It is so good in the summer. ๐Ÿน

  2. TwoPlusCute says:

    I already like run infused cakes so this must be amazing. I think I will sneak the recipe under my husband’s nose and bat my eyelashes to him so he makes it for me. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Lynn says:

    Sounds like fun:@)

  4. Mary says:

    Love your spiked sweet tea cake Jenna, I bet it didn’t last long! A Firefly with Sweet Tea Vodka is a favorite summer cocktail here ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Rosemary says:

    Ooooooo, that looks sooooo good.

  6. Christine says:

    Your lemon cake looks lovely and seriously delicious! Need to find out if stores in our area (SW) carry ‘FireFly’! Thank you for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend!

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