Apr 30, 2008

Organic Cupcakes Take the Cake...Blueberry White Tea Cupcakes;)

1/2 cup unsalted butter organic softened, 1 cup organic cane sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups organic unbleached all-purpose flour, 1 3/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup strongly brewed Starbucks Berryblossom white tea, 2 tbsp skim milk powder.
Cream together butter, sugar, beat in eggs one at a time, add vanilla, sift together dry ingredients and add to wet mixture alternately with brewed tea.
Bake at 350 F for 20 - 25 minutes. Makes 12 cupcakes.

To make the frosting, I just used brewed white tea rather than water in a standard fluffy frosting (water, sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla, egg whites). The tea flavour was not very noticeable in the frosting, unfortunately, but definitely there in the cupcake. You could grind white tea leaves into a powder and add those to the batter for a stronger flavour, but I wanted something mild.

1 comment:

ecofriend said...

Yummmmmy! I will need a piping bag for that beaty huh? Not a bad investment. We don't have a homegoods here so good luck trying your out Meliss!