"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
~ C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

french vanilla cupcakes infused with earl grey blend

I started to feel quite inspired after taking a few sips of Art of Tea's Earl Grey Creme tea blend. Endless infused recipe creations kept flowing through my head and I thought I better try one out for now, at least.

I made these French Vanilla cupcakes infused with the Earl Grey Creme blend and they were a huge hit. Not only did my kitchen smell better, the flavours bursting out of one cupcake was insanely beautiful. This tea blend also made the cupcakes much more moist. The flavours were a perfect match.


Cake Ingredients

1 cup       unsalted butter, softened
2 cups       white sugar
4       whole eggs
2 3/4 cups       flour
2 1/4 tsp       baking powder
1 cup       milk
2 tbsp       pure vanilla extract
3 bags of Earl Grey Creme from Art of Tea (or any other tea brand you desire) steeped into warm water for 5 minutes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cake pan, or line your cupcake tin with paper (whichever route you'd like to take)
  • Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside.
  • Beat the butter for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat another 3 minutes. One at a time, begin to add the eggs and beat thoroughly.
  • Start adding the flour mixture one cup at a time, and alternate with the milk; ending with the flour mixture. Add the vanilla extract, mix well.
  • Add your Earl Grey (that has steeped for about five minutes) into the mixture while giving it one last good mix. Pour into prepared cake/cupcake pans.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or when a knife/toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let them cool for about 10 minutes before icing. I didn't use anything special when I made mine, I finished off a Betty Crocker French Vanilla icing tin. Still tasted amazing. 
Be sure to let me know if you tried this recipe, made any changes, and what you thought of it. I'd love to hear about your tea infused creations as well.

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