Constant Comment Tea Cupcake with Tea Bag Proverb

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I wanted to make one of those super-trendy tea cupcakes - but I wanted to do it my way!  I like Constant Comment Tea - a black tea flavored with orange and cloves, so that was my starting point

Step 1: Make The Cupcakes

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1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease teacups with butter. 
2)  In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of milk until almost boiling.   Remove from heat, add 2 black tea bags and 2 Constant Comment tea bags.  Cover and let stand for about 10 minutes.  Wring out the tea bags into the milk and then discard the tea bags.
3) In a mixing bowl, whisk together the tea-milk, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup canola oil, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
4) In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, pinch of salt and some orange zest.
5) Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well-blended.  Pour into prepared tea cups to half-way.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Yields 6 tea cups (each tea cup is two servings).

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drascombe (author) 1 year ago
The recipe I started with did use that much oil, but I think you could get away with a lot less oil. Let us know how they turn out.
loafers1 year ago
I'm definitely gonna have a go at these, I might make some coffee mug cakes for the coffee drinkers while I'm at it. I would like to ask though, is that much oil really necessary? I don't really bake much, but it just seems like quite a bit.
I really like tea, but I'll have my wife bake these in a more manly cup..You get my vote!
drascombe (author)  cloudifornia4 years ago
thanks! A mugcake instead of a cupcake!