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Down South Sweet Tea Cake

Breads & Desserts


1 pkg. yellow cake mix, regular size
1 (3.4-oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup strong brewed tea, cooled, divided
4 large eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan. In a large bowl, combine yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, 3/4 cup brewed tea, eggs, oil, vanilla and lemon extracts. Beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in pecans. Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. In a small bowl, mix the confectioners sugar, butter and enough remaining tea to reach the desired consistency. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake, allowing some to flow over the sides.


From “Dixie Dining III,” Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Inc.

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