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Lady Grey Cupcakes With Lavender Frosting

Lady Grey Cupcakes with Lavender FrostingI have said it before and I’ll say it again; is there a problem that a good cupcake cannot fix?

One of my favourite things about the weather finally starting to cool down here in Brisbane is that it becomes the perfect time for multiple cups of tea, and somehow I always end up reaching for the Lady Grey. With a subtle flavour, it is a variation of Earl Grey with the inclusion of citrus. It’s just delicious.

I have never cooked with tea though, and after coming across quite a few different recipes that did use it, I decided it was time to combine my love of tea with my love of cake.

These cupcakes are soft, sweet and oh so delicious! It might be a record as to the speed in which these disappeared from my kitchen! I swear, I didn’t eat them all myself….

And just because I was in the mood for experimenting I decided to accompany the cupcakes with a lavender frosting. I was curious more than anything. I have seen the most beautiful lavender cakes in pictures but I have always been unsure as to the flavour. Lavender is very fragrant and I was worried that it would taste like soap. It didn’t, and I was pleasantly surprised. I think the key is to only use a small amount so it is not overpowering and doesn’t take away from the flavour of the cakes.

Lady Grey Cupcakes With Lavender FrostingTo make the lavender frosting:

Combine 1 tbsp of dried lavender in 2 tbsp of milk. Let this infuse for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. Your fridge will smell amazing after this!

Make the icing using 1 tbsp Nuttelex (or butter), 1 tbsp of the lavender infused milk, 1 ½ cups icing mixture. Beat the sugar into the butter until thick and creamy. Add more sugar if necessary until the mixture no longer tastes ‘buttery’. I added a small amount of food colouring to give the icing that lavender colour to match the taste.

Make sure cakes are completely cool before icing.

These cakes make the perfect afternoon tea treat – enjoy!

Lady Grey Cupcakes With Lavender FrostingLady Grey Cakes

Lady Grey Cupcakes
These lady grey cupcakes use are infused with the flavours of the tea, combined with a soft lavender frosting. They are soft, sweet and oh so delicious!
Serves: 14
What You'll Need
  • ½ cup lactose free milk
  • 2 Lady Grey teabags
  • 170gms Nuttelex
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup SR flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
What To Do
  1. Heat milk in the microwave for 1 minute or until warm. Place teabags in milk to infuse for 30 minutes or until milk has cooled to room temperature.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat Nuttelex and sugar together.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until combined.
  4. Slowly sift in flours, baking powder and salt, ½ cup at a time making sure it is mixed through each time.
  5. Slowly pour in infused milk and mix through.
  6. The batter should be quite light and creamy.
  7. Spoon into patty cases and bake in 180C oven for 25 minutes or until golden on top and the cake is springy when lightly touched.

What is your favourite tea? Have you ever cooked using tea? I’d love to hear your favourite tea recipes!

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  • Reply
    Sarah Christie
    April 27, 2016 at 6:49 am

    OMG lavender frosting , I am so going to try this its sounds incredible and I love lavender, the smell, taste ooh and cocktails, these cakes looks fab I am going to try them x

    • Reply
      April 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I was a bit nervous to cook with Lavender but I am so happy at how it turned out! Let me know how you go if you do try it 🙂

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    chloe | boxwood avenue
    April 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Oh my these look amazing! I like baking with lavender, but haven’t tried tea yet! These just might be it!

    • Reply
      April 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Chloe 🙂 Let me know how you go if you do make them! They are my new favourites 🙂

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    April 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    These look amazing and lavender frosting! I love lavender, I will try These! Thank you xxx

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    Heather @ Simply Save
    April 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    These sound so good! The frosting looks beautiful too!

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    April 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I am a cupcake addict and these look absolutely gorgeous!!! I will definitely have to try this!

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    April 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I have only ever had lavender frosting at a bakery, so thank you for sharing something we can make at home. These look amazing!

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    April 28, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Sally, these are gorgeous! Our daughter is graduating in June from 8th grade and we are working on a soft theme for the night. These are going to be added to the dessert list. I love the idea of lavender thank you so much for sharing.
    Now if mine can look as beautiful as yours, I will be very happy.

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    April 28, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I’ve never actually tried tea flavoured cupcakes, but they’ve always intrigued me. That lavender frosting looks gorgeous, too! x

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    Mardene Carr
    April 30, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    For the sake of my waistline I am stepping away. I love cupcakes and these look fab

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    July 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    These looks amazing!!! Im definitely going to give them a go!!

    • Reply
      July 28, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks Jenna 🙂 Let me know how you go!

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