Southern Styled Sugar Sweet Tea Cake

Let your taste buds take a trip to the South summer with an easy-as-pie fusion of southeren styled sweet tea and pecans! Forget toiling away in the kitchen - all you need is a cake mix and you’re ready for some scrumptious Southern goodness.




  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup strong brewed tea, cooled, divided
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted




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


Try pairing this delicious cake with two of my favorite teas, Peach Flavored tea or Orange Blossom Spice Flavored Tea.  Hot or cold...they are delicous together.

Peach Flavored teaEver popular Peach flavored tea is sure to win you over as well. We have truly captured the essence of peach flavor and combined with our gourmet Chinese black tea, this beverage is sure to take center stage.

Orange Blossom Spice Flavored TeaOrange blossoms represent good luck, happiness, and purity, all things we would certainly like our Orange blossom tea to bring you! You can consider yourself lucky that you found a tea so delicious, as we are sure the sweet aroma will make you happy, as we have used the purest of flavorings we could find

Written by Maximilian Lucena
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