It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and you have no idea what to make mom! We have a quick and beautiful dessert that we are sure mom will love. These luxurious cupcakes are beautiful and taste exquisite too.
For super moist cupcakes, here are the instructions.
1/2 cup whole milk (2% or soy milk works too)
1 Teasia Earl Grey K-Cups, brewed
2 tbsp dried lavender (you can easily order these online)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup unsalted butter (1.5 sticks)
2 cups granulated sugar (cut it to 1 cup if you don’t want your cupcakes to be extremely sweet)
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
½ cup water
1 Teasia Earl Grey K-Cup, brewed
1 tbsp dried lavender
3 cups granulated sugar
8 egg whites, room temperature
½ tsp cream of tartar
2.25 cups unsalted butter (4.5 sticks)
- Brew Teasia Earl Grey k-cup and add dried lavender. Warm up milk and add to mixture and cover so that lavender starts infusing for 12-15 minutes, until the milk tea mixture is a caramel color and very fragrant. Pour the milk tea mixture through a wire strainer into a measuring cup, to remove lavender. You should have 1 cup of mixture. Discard extra.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F, and line cupcake tins with paper liners. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
- Combine the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of a large using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Beat them on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes, until very light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix well.
- With the mixer on low speed, add a third of the flour mixture, and once it is incorporated, add half of the milk tea mixture. When that’s mixed in, add half of the remaining flour, then add the rest of the milk tea, and finish by adding the last of the flour. Clean the sides of your bowl with a rubber spatula to get everything incorporated.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake tins, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the tops are golden brown and is clean when you pierce with a toothpick.
- PRO TIP: Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting them.
TO MAKE THE FROSTING:
- Brew Teasia Earl Grey k-cup and add dried lavender. Warm up milk and add to mixture and cover so that lavender starts infusing for 15 minutes, until the milk tea mixture is a caramel color and very fragrant. Pour the milk tea mixture through a wire strainer into a measuring cup, to remove lavender.
- Add the granulated sugar to the milk tea and stir. Place the pan over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Insert a candy thermometer and cook until it reaches 245 F. Note: Keep an eye out for the sugar syrup to reach the temperature as you don’t want it to burn.
- Place the room temperature egg whites in a bowl and use hand mixer or stand mixer to whisk. On medium speed beat egg whites until the whites look foamy. Stop the mixer briefly and add the cream of tartar. Turn the mixer back on and begin to whip on medium-high speed until the whites are stiff but not crumbly. You can turn the mixer off if the egg whites are finished before the syrup is ready.
- When the whites are stiff and the sugar syrup has reached 245 degrees, turn the mixer back on to medium-high and pour the syrup into a cup. Slowly and carefully incorporate the hot sugar syrup down the sides of the bowl into the egg whites while the mixer is running. The whites will rise in volume.
- Once the syrup has been added you will get a shiny and voluminous whipped frosting. Make sure to keep the mixer at low-medium speed and keep whipping until the bowl goes to room temperature, which could take 10 to 20 minutes.
- Cool egg mixture and start adding butter. I recommend adding it slice by slice so that everything is evenly incorporated. If your mixture looks soupy or broken, continue to whip the frosting until it comes back together. Eventually you will have a smooth, satiny frosting. Add the vanilla and salt, and mix until it’s well incorporated.
- Now it’s time to decorate & enjoy!
Day 6: Earl Grey Tea
Flavor Highlights: I like that this classic favorite is not just tasty but also is a great option for stomach pains or if you’d like to help improve your metabolism! I have a weak stomach so anything to keep me from constantly having to take medicine is a win for me.
I would recommend pairing this drink with a favorite sweet dark chocolate treat of yours and even some pecans for that crunchy texture.
I enjoyed the roasted taste and smell. Earl Grey is a definite go-to when craving a smooth drink that’s also healthy. Whenever I drink this tea, I imagine having a fancy tea party at my desk at work. This is definitely a mood booster as well.
Is it Friday yet? Don’t worry, while we wait, we can try some tea with cake. We have whipped up a recipe for the most delicious Earl Grey Tea cake. Earl grey tea is one of the best teas to bake with and there are countless recipes out there that include the essence of earl grey so we thought we’d create our very own. The flavor pairs well with simple vanilla.
If baking is one of your favorite pastimes or you love seeing that smile on someone’s face after they’ve tried what you’ve baked, then this one is for you. Don’t forget that adding some tea into a recipe can really add another depth of layer to your recipes and everyone will be in love once they taste this cake.
What You’ll Need:
2 Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups
½ Cup butter
2 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
4 Teaspoons baking powder
1 Cup whole milk
½ Teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Butter a cake pan
- In a small saucepan heat milk until hot
- Empty the contents of your Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups into saucepan and let it steep for 10 minutes
- Scoop out tea leaves from milk and set saucepan aside
- In a bowl cream sugar and butter
- Add eggs one at a time
- Add vanilla and mix together
- In another bowl combine flour and baking powder
- Add ⅓ of flour mix and ½ of the tea milk to your butter bowl
- Repeat until all combined
- Pour into cake pan
- Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes
- Let cake cool for 10 minutes and transfer to a serving tray
Ice with a simple vanilla frosting and top with your favorite seasonal fruits.
Please let us know your favorite recipe to add Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups too in the comments below.
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Teasia’s teas are selected from the highest grade tea leaves and processed naturally so you can enjoy the purest of flavor in every cup.
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Sip local, brew global! Take a trip around the world with Teasia’s International Series teas without leaving the comfort of your own home. Each tea has been selected for their unique geography and quintessential flavors from the popular British Earl Grey Tea and English Black Tea to the South African Honeybush Tea and Japanese Genmaicha Green Tea. Our Teasia International Series blends together teas from all different continents to give you a taste of what the world has to offer straight from a convenient K-cup.
This series has 3 caffeinated teas and 1 caffeine-free tea:
Genmaicha Green Tea
Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese green tea that is also known as “popcorn tea” due to the grains of rice that pop during the roasting process. The roasted rice lends to a rich and nutty aroma that blends perfectly with the fresh flavor of green tea.
Earl Grey Tea
Earl Grey Tea is a timeless classic that first became popular in England. Black tea is flavored with oil of bergamot, adding a sweet and light citrus aroma. The pleasant and fresh finish after each sip makes Earl Grey a perfect afternoon tea.
English Breakfast Tea
English Breakfast Tea is one of the world’s most popular black tea blends recognized by its robust and full-bodied flavor originating from Assam, Ceylon, and Kenya. We added a twist to this classic by adding Taiwan Black Tea leaves to the traditional blend. Enjoy with a splash of milk for a creamier texture.
Honeybush Tea (Caffeine-Free)
Honeybush Tea is cultivated during the flowering period of the honeybush plant, which is only grown in small areas of South Africa. This naturally caffeine-free tea has a distinctive honey taste and is commonly enjoyed with milk and sugar or on ice!
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