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.

Lemon-Frosting

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.

Sweet-Tea-top

Scoring Sheet:

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

Mini-Sweet-Tea-top

RECIPE

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*

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