Love Bakery Earl Grey Cupcake Recipe – from the Cookbook

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earl grey cupcakesI got the gorgeous book of cupcake recipes from Love Bakery called “Cupcakes from the Heart” and it was so beautiful I had to bake a recipe for National Baking Week.  I baked these and husband and a friend immediately dipped in and ate three so obviously they are yummy.

The book itself was absolutely beautiful.  The pictures are beautiful and the recipes are yummy.  I didn’t have any buttermilk which a lot of the recipes seemed to call for so I had to skip a lot but these cupcakes are gorgeous.  The recipes also all have the equipment you’ll need which is useful.

I made these cupcakes my way which I’ve listed below and so it is slightly different than the recommended way.  I think I needed a stronger tea as I didn’t think it worked for me but the guys loved them!

Cakes:
125g unsalted butter at room temperature
125g caster sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
125g self –raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp black strong Earl Grey tea, cooled

earl grey cupcakes recipePreheat the oven to 180C and like the muffin tin with paper cups for the cupcakes.
Add butter and caster sugar to a bowl and blend for 7 minutes (ya – I totally did this)
Add eggs, one by one and mix for 2 minutes
Mix the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and then add to the wet mix for a further minute
Divide the batch evenly using a spoon or better – an ice cream scoop – and put into muffin cups
Place in oven for 25 minutes
Remove the baked cupcakes and let cool before frosting

Frosting:
125g unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
250g icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp black strong Earl Grey tea, cooled

Cream the butter and vanilla extract together with a mixer for around 2 minutes until light and fluffy
Add the icing sugar and tea and mix for a further 2 minutes

I used a knife to spread the icing on the cooled cupcakes and sprinkled with sugar sprinkles!

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One Response to Love Bakery Earl Grey Cupcake Recipe – from the Cookbook

  1. Sarah Bradley says:

    Judith, do you think this could be made into a larger cake? Or do you think the Earl Grey mixture could make something larger a bit soggy?