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Earl Grey Lemon Cupcakes

Simple and stunning, these Earl Grey Lemon Cupcakes are a light and sweet treat that brings together the flavor of Earl Grey tea, lemon, and honey.

If you’re looking for more cupcake recipes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like Simple Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes, Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes, or Brown Sugar Carrot Cupcakes.

earl grey lemon cupcakes
earl grey lemon cupcakes

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Light & Sweet: This recipe for cupcakes with earl grey tea is light and sweet. The subtle lemon flavor combined with the earl grey tea cake makes for a subtly sweet cake and it’s topped with a honey buttercream frosting.

Infused with Tea: I love baking with tea as you can enjoy the benefits of tea in all kinds of baked goods! These cupcakes with earl grey tea combine the earl grey tea into the cake in two ways. The first is steeping tea in the milk used to make the cupcakes and then adding the contents of a tea bag into the cake batter as well for little specs of tea in each bite.

Simple & Classic: This is a simple and classic cupcake recipe. These Earl Grey Lemon Cupcakes will please anyone with a sophisticated palette and eve those who just love cupcakes!

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Ingredients for Earl Grey Lemon Cupcakes

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Organic Earl Grey Tea Bags

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Organic Lemon Flavor

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Alexandre Family Farm Grassfed A2/A2 Organic Vanilla Bean Yogurt

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Raw Honey

earl grey lemon cupcakes

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Small Pot

Stand Mixer

Cupcake Pans

Piping Bags

Ateco Tip #827

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earl grey lemon cupcakes

How to Make Earl Grey Lemon Cupcakes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with liners.

Step 2

To make the batter: In a small pot, add the milk and heat until it reaches 140°F to 160°F. Remove from the heat and add 1 of the Earl Grey tea bags in and steep the tea for about 5 minutes, then remove the tea bag. Let the milk come to room temperature before beginning the next step.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and lemon flavor. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.

Add the eggs, yogurt, and the milk and mix on low until combined.

Add the cake flour, contents of the second tea tea bag, baking powder, and fine sea salt in that order and mix on low until combined into a smooth cake batter.

Step 3

Fill cupcake liners three-quarters full. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown on the tops and until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the cupcake pans. (If you’re baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 4

To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined then speed mixer up to high and mix for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.

Transfer to a piping bag with Ateco tip #827. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake.

earl grey lemon cupcakes

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of tea?

Yes, of course! If you want to swap out the earl grey for green tea, chamomile, or even something else that you like you can definitely do that!

Can I use non dairy milk?

Yes, if you want to use coconut milk in place of milk that will totally work!

Can I make these gluten free?

Yes, there’s a simple adjustment in the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for gluten free. I even link to the flour I used to test this recipe with.

What can I use in place of yogurt?

If you don’t have yogurt, then you can use sour cream in its place.

How should you store homemade cupcakes?

Cupcakes are moist and soft, so they need to be stored in an airtight container or under a cake dome. They are best when eaten within 3 days of baking.

Can I make this into a cake?

Yes, this recipe will make one 2-layer or 3-layer 6-inch cake. You will have to bake a little longer for 2-layer or a little less for 3-layer, be sure to check it! This recipe can also make a 1-layer 8-inch cake. If you double this recipe you can make a 2 or 3 layer 8-inch or 9-inch cake or one 9×13-inch sheet cake.

Why Choose Organic Ingredients?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Earl Grey Lemon Cupcakes

Mimi Council
Light and fluffy, Earl Grey Lemon Cupcakes are perfectfor any occasion! These easy cupcakes with earl grey tea infuse tea into alight lemon cake and are topped with a sweet honey buttercream frosting.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 12 cupcakes
Calories 490 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Frosting

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with liners.
  • To make the batter: In a small pot, add the milk and heat until it reaches 140°F to 160°F. Remove from the heat and add 1 of the Earl Grey tea bags in and steep the tea for about 5 minutes, then remove the tea bag. Let the milk come to room temperature before beginning the next step.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and lemon flavor. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt, and the milk and mix on low until combined.
  • Add the cake flour, contents of the second tea tea bag, baking powder, and fine sea salt in that order and mix on low until combined into a smooth cake batter.
  • Fill cupcake liners three-quarters full. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown on the tops and until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the cupcake pans.
  • To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined then speed mixer up to high and mix for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.
  • Transfer to a piping bag with Ateco tip #827. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Video

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Notes

Gluten Free – Replace the cake flour with 170 grams (heaping 1 cup) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on the tops and until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 3gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 764IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 0.3mg
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