Tea Time: London Fog Cupcakes

We all know how much I love my tea. I have at least a cup a day, and it’s usually a cup of Earl Grey. Sometimes I get fancy and make myself a London Fog, but either way, I love me a cup of Earl Grey tea. We also know how much I love cake… specifically, cupcakes; so cupcake, meet tea…

Today I’m sharing this simple yet elegant London Fog cupcake recipe. A vanilla cupcake topped with a creamy buttercream that is made from steeped earl grey tea and milk.  A perfect dessert to serve at tea time, and an even better midnight snack.

London Fog Cupcakes

What you will need: Makes approx 12 cupcakes

  • 1 cup cake/pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter; softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. pure Vanilla extract

Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter; softened
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar (powder sugar/confectioners sugar)
  • 1/4 milk
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla

Pre heat oven to 350°, and line a muffin tin with paper cups

In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat. Once it begins to boil remove from heat and steep the tea bags. Set aside and cool to room temp.

In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs. In a large bowl whisk together the flours, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

On low, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the standmixer. Mix on low. Add 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix. Alternate until everything is combined.

Divide cupcake batter into the muffin tin and bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from tin and cool on wire rack.

To make the buttercream:

Cream the butter in a stand mixer. Add in vanilla. Add in one cup of icing sugar, mix on low. Alternate between the icing sugar and the steeped milk until all combined.

Whip on high for 8 minutes or until the buttercream is light and fluffy.

Using a large star tip, pipe the buttercream onto the cooled vanilla cupcake.

Enjoy!

London Fog Cupcakes

Yields 12

Tea Time: London Fog Cupcakes

A perfect tea time treat. Earl Grey tea meets vanilla cupcake.

15 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

37 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 cup cake/pastry flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter; softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. pure Vanilla extract
Buttercream:
1 cup butter; softened
2 1/2 cups icing sugar (powder sugar/confectioners sugar)
1/4 milk
2 Earl Grey tea bags
1/4 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350°, and line a muffin tin with paper cups
  2. In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat. Once it begins to boil remove from heat and steep the tea bags. Set aside and cool to room temp.
  3. In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs. In a large bowl whisk together the flours, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. On low, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the standmixer. Mix on low. Add 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix. Alternate until everything is combined.
  5. Divide cupcake batter into the muffin tin and bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Remove from tin and cool on wire rack.
  7. To make the buttercream:
  8. Cream the butter in a stand mixer. Add in vanilla. Add in one cup of icing sugar, mix on low. Alternate between the icing sugar and the steeped milk until all combined.
  9. Whip on high for 8 minutes or until the buttercream is light and fluffy.
  10. Using a large star tip, pipe the buttercream onto the cooled vanilla cupcake.
Recipe Type: dessert
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London Fog Cupcakes

These sweet treats hit the spot. They aren’t too sweet, have just the right amount of flavoring, and are oh so good. Serve them up with a pot of tea, or after dinner.

So kick back and relax. have a cup of tea and enjoy an amazing tea-inspired cupcake!

London Fog Cupcake

 

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