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Earl grey tea cupcakes

February 8, 2018
earl grey cupcakes

This Earl Grey Tea cupcake is fragrant with the addition of lemon zest. Feel free to add a zesty lemon icing or a coconut cream  frosting for an added touch of elegance.


Grayson’s favorite tea of all time is earl grey tea. He has to have at least a cup or two a day and sometimes he keeps a bag in his pocket for “emergencies.” I probably wasn’t supposed to share that but he has to forgive me right?

So because he and a whole bunch of people in the world enjoy this tea I decided to see what would happen if I added the earl grey leaves to a simple vanilla cake recipe.

earl grey tea muffin

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Earl grey tea cupcakes
This Earl Grey Tea cupcake is fragrant with the addition of lemon zest.
: cupcake
Yield: 12
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour (can sub buckwheat for GF option)
  • ¾tsp baking powder
  • ½tsp baking soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • ¼ cup agave or honey
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 earl grey tea bags
  • zest from 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease or line 12 cupcake tins.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together into a medium bowl. Add lemon zest and mix well. Set aside.
  4. Heat up the milk and steep one of the earl grey tea bags in it. Let sit for 5 mins. Cut open the other earl grey tea bag and add it to the flour mixture.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar on high speed until pale and thick.
  6. Add in the honey, earl grey milk, and oil. Mix well and slowly add into egg mixture at low speed until combined.
  7. Add in flour mixture in few batches, mix until smooth.
  8. Pour batter into the baking tins. Only fill them until ¾ full.
  9. Bake until golden brown for 15 - 20 minutes or a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean..
  10. Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Then remove cupcakes and cool on wire rack.


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