Archive | 10:24 am

Day 312 – Sweet Tea Cupcakes

8 Jun

I love brunch.  I love it so much!  I would eat brunch every day.  (Seriously.  Ask my friends.  We have a brunch “club”.  Only 3 of us.  But still.)  These Sweet Tea Cupcakes (recipe below from Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate) totally reminded me of something we would get for brunch.

Tea-Cupcake     Mini-Tea-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense, very chewy and a little greasy. They have a sweet, almost sugar cookie flavor to them. I don’t get a lot of lemon or tea flavor. At all.


The frosting is smooth and creamy. It would be thick enough to pipe, but the recipe has it spread on, so that’s what I did. It has a sweet, lemon cream cheese flavor. The lemon is much stronger in the frosting than the cupcake.

Sweet-Tea-Cupcake     Mini-Sweet-Tea-Cupcake

The frosting is the star in this cupcake, which is far from a bad thing. Together it’s sweet, a little tart and very moist. I’m still not getting ANY of the tea flavor. I would maybe change the name to an Arnold Palmer cupcake (ya know, half lemonade/half tea). Cause the lemon part is much, much stronger than the tea part.

Notes: I didn’t have any candied lemons on-hand, but I had a lemon. So I topped mine with lemon wedges instead.


Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19



Sweet Tea Cupcakes (recipe from Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate)

Sweet Tea Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 7 lemon-flavored tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese bar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sweet tea milk mixture
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Candied Fruit Lemons for garnish

For directions visit Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate.

*Tomorrow: Atomic Fireball Cupcakes*

%d bloggers like this: