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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Treat


To get in the Valentine's Day mood this past weekend,  I made some lemon cupcakes with tea infused buttercream frosting.  A sort of Arnold Palmer cake...The cake was just a box cake but I did make the frosting from scratch.  The frosting was really just an improvisation but it turned out pretty nice.  I really liked the consistency.  The  tea flavor was subtle.  I think I would try to go a little heavier on the tea next time.

Tea Infused Buttercream Frosting
2 Black Tea Bags soaking in a about 1/4 cup of boiling water to make a strong tea flavor
1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
Approximately 2 - 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

Cream the butter with an electric mixer.  Add in the tea.
Slowly add the powdered sugar (about 1/2 cup at a time).

Honestly, I just poured the powdered sugar out of the bag, so I am not sure how much I used.  Just keep adding the sugar until your icing is the desired consistency.



1 comment:

Victor said...

Very tasty cupcakes!