Ultimate Gluten Free Earl Grey Cupcakes with some Earl Grey Whipped Cream Frosting!
Holy Smokes! I’ve been searching far and wide for a recipe that combined one of my favorite tea’s with gluten free flour to make the ultimate earl grey cupcake. Now if you like matcha cake you may like this subtle and delicate take on tea cake. I adapted some of my favorite recipes into a gluten free recipe and voila! These little cupcakes are slightly sweet and depending on how you like your tea, dark or light you can play with the flavour of these scrumptious goodies.
Earl Grey Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Icing
Makes about 12
Earl Grey Cupcake Batter
Adapted from Honey and Jam’s recipe
1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cups of sugar
1/4 tsp stevia ( optional)
1 1/2 cups of sifted gluten free flour mix (1/3 arrowroot powder, 1/3 tapioca starch, 1/3 fava bean flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of xanthan powder
1/2 cup milk
3 bags of earl grey tea
Early Grey Whipped Cream Frosting
Adapted from Elana’s Pantry
1 cup of heavy cream ( room temperature)
1 tablespoon of Agave syrup
1 bag of earl grey tea
1-Preheat oven to 350 celsius
2- Cream sugar and stevia with butter
3- Add eggs and mix together ( scrap sides of bowl)
4- In the meantime heat milk up to a low simmer. Once heated place milk in container then steep tea bag to your liking.
5- Sift all dry ingredients as well as remaining tea.
6- Combine dry ingredients in stages into the butter mixture.
7-Once cooled add milk and beat in the rest of the dry ingredients.
8- Pour the mixture into cupcake liners.
1- Run tea bag under hot water
2-Let tea bag sit the cream
3. Tear bag and use some of the tea to add more flavour (about 1/3 of the bag)
4. Add Agave
5. Beat until you see stiff peaks
6. Decorate cooled cupcakes
Voila! You can serve these yummy goodies at you next tea party. They will be a nice accent to any afternoon tea. Some of my favorite tea’s to pair these cupcakes with are Mariage Freres’ Russian Star or even some Saint Petersburg’s, Kusmi Tea .
Sit back relax and enjoy some tea and lovely Earl Grey Cupcakes.