Tea Time with Earl Grey Cupcakes

This is the perfect cupcake for a tea party!

I made these Earl Grey cupcakes for a bridal shower tea party and topped them with yummy lemon butter cream. For added decoration, I candied some lemon peel and placed it on top.

I used this recipe that I found at the blog Annie's Dish.

Earl Grey Cupcakes (adapted from allrecipes.com)


* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup butter
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
* 3/4 cup whole milk
* 4 Earl Grey tea bags


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
2. Heat milk on high in microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes until hot and steamy. Do not overheat! Put tea bags in milk to steep and set aside.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
4. Remove tea bags from milk and measure out 1/2 cup and stir into batter until smooth. Discard remaining milk. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pans to 2/3 full.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cupcakes are done when they spring back to the touch.

Lemon Buttercream (adapted from group recipes)
You only need half of this.


* 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
* 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) softened
* 1/4 cup of milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 Tablespoon lemon juice


1. Cream together sugar and butter. Mix in vanilla.
2. Add in milk until desired consistency.
3. Stir in lemon juice.

Frost cupcakes after they are completely cool.