Are you craving for a cupcake a little more eccentric? Than these earl grey and lavender cupcakes will be sure to satisfy your craving. You will be so relaxed after eating one of these cupcakes that you will be ready for a nap – move over chamomile tea.
The chocolate earl grey cupcake recipe came from Chic and Gorgeous . Then I got the lavender buttercream inspiration – just thought the two would be a great combo. Try it and you be the judge. I think the cupcake base was moist and rich with settle tones of earl grey. As for the buttercream- I warn you all now- if you’re not a fan of lavender that opt for a chocolate buttercream instead. As for me I love my lavender so I made sure each cupcake was piped with a overload of buttercream.
Earl Grey Chocolate Cupcake ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup Earl Grey tea (2 packets of Earl Grey-makes 1 cup)
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, sift together cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Next add salt and sugar.
3. Using a handheld electric whisk, or with a paddle attachment attached to a stand mixer, beat in egg, earl grey tea, milk, pure vanilla extract and oil. Mix until well combined. Cake mixture will be runny.
4. Fill the batter evenly into each cupcake liner and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Lavender Buttercream Ingredients:
4 cups icing sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon lavender extract
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Pinch of table salt
3 tablespoons of milk (optional)
Dried lavender buds (optional)
1. Using a paddle attachment in a stand up mixer – Beat butter for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
2. Gradually add the 4 cups of icing sugar. Beat until well combined.
3. Add the salt, lavender and vanilla extracts and beat for another minute.
If buttercream too dry add the milk to moisten the buttercream.