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Christmas Mystery Tea Infused Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate Glaze

Makes: 12 Standard size Cupcakes

Ingredients for the Cupcakes:

1/2 cup unsalted Butter, room temperature

2/3 cup granulated white Sugar

3 large Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

1 1/2 cups all purpose Flour

1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/4 cup Milk

1 Christmas Mystery Tea Bag (This is a cinnamon, clove and star anise  flavoured tea)


1. Preheat oven to  180˚C.

2. Line 12 muffin cups  with paper liners.

3. In a small  saucepan, heat the milk over a low heat (do not let the milk boil) and add  the tea bag.

4. Let the tea bag  infuse the milk for about 10 minutes, then remove the tea bag and let the milk cool for about 5 minutes.

5. In the bowl, beat  the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

6. Add the eggs, one  at a time, beating well after each addition.

7. Add the vanilla  essence and mix in.

8. In a separate bowl  whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

9. Add the egg mixture  and infused milk to the flour mixture and mix well but do not over beat.

10.Evenly fill the  muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 17 – 20 minutes or when a  toothpick inserted into a cupcake       comes out clean. (Check a few minutes  before the stated baking time, maybe at 15 minutes, to prevent the  cupcakes from over baking).

11. Remove from oven,  take the cupcakes out of the pan and place on a wire rack to cool.

12. Once the cupcakes  have completely cooled, dip them in the glaze.

Ingredients for the glaze:

200g each Milk and White Chocolate, chopped


  1. Melt the white and milk chocolate separately over a low heat and stir constantly until smooth.
  2. Let cool down slightly.
  3. Add the white chocolate to the dark chocolate and using a toothpick, mix the two together.
  4. Just mix until swirls of brown and white form, over mixing will turn it completely brown.
  5. Dip the cupcakes in the chocolate mix.

About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

6 responses »

  1. it looks fabulous! perfectly dipped! well done! more more more!

  2. These look fantastic, so beautifully decorated!

  3. That glaze is so pretty! Such a good effect and is actually much easier than it looks!


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