citrus tea cupcakes
Any occasion is a good one for cake, and Erin's yummy treats will not disappoint! Get ready to start salivating!
Hi I'm Erin Wilson from Sunshine and Carousels. If you've ever read my blog before you'll know that I love to make pretty things and I love to bake cake. I'm so happy to be a part of Mollie's Tea Party Week. I'm a sucker for any kind of party or celebration! Oh and anything girly and sweet...I'm so there. :) Today I wanted to share a fun little cupcake recipe that would be perfect for the most darling tea party. My favorite kinds of hot teas are anything citrus like...green tea with lots of lemon, lemon cream or anything orange flavored. Love it all. So here's the perfect cupcake recipe to compliment these kinds of hot teas.
Citrus Tea Cupcakes:
1 3/4 cup of cake flour
1/2 cup of flour
2 cups of sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. orange zest
1 tsp. of lemon zest
1/3 cup of lemon juice
1/3 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 c. vegetable oil
cup of orange marmalade jelly (for the topping)
Preheat oven to your oven to 325 degrees. Sift all your dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, orange zest and lemon zest, juice and oil together. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Fill your cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top and firm and bouncy to the touch.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Two packages of softened cream cheese
Two table spoons of butter
2 - 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Cream the butter and cream cheese. Slowly add the powdered sugar and then vanilla. I always eye things. I know what consistency I need so I test it as I go
After your cupcakes have cooled ice the outer rim with cream cheese icing (see recipe above) and spoon a teaspoon of marmalade jam to the top of your cupcakes after they have been iced. You are all set now! Let's have some tea.
Thank you so much, Erin! Would you care for some lemon in your tea to go with these cupcakes?