Earl Grey Cupcakes

Earl Grey CupcakesI have another confession to make….I’ve not actually tried to make these yet but it’s on the agenda for Sunday afternoon this weekend. I have however eaten LOTS of them and they taste so good!

Serves                        Makes 12 cupcakes

Prep Time                 20 minutes

Cooking Time         20 minutes

Calories                      Who cares?! These are meant to be a treat!


2 earl grey tea bags

Butter (for greasing)

60 ml boiling water

80 ml milk

100 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)

2 eggs

160 g caster sugar

190 g self-raising flour

230 g icing sugar

1½ teaspoons breakfast marmalade

1½ teaspoons orange juice


1. Preheat oven to 180. Brush 12 medium muffin pans with room temperature butter to lightly grease.

2. Empty the tea leaves from the tea bags into a cup and add the boiling water. Set aside for 3 minutes.

3. Stir in the milk and then transfer to a large bowl. Add the butter, eggs, sugar and flour to the tea mixture. Beat the mixture until pale and creamy (it may look slightly curdled).

4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the greased muffin pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and set aside for 2-3 minutes to cool.

5. Combine the icing sugar and marmalade in a small bowl. Add enough juice to make a very thick paste. Use a teaspoon dipped in hot water to spread the icing over the tops of the cooled cakes.



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