Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blueberry Green Tea Cupcakes for April's Mystery Box Cupcake Challenege

This month's Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge, presented by The Sweetest Kitchen, had an Earth Day theme. I knew right away that I wanted to make a blue and green cupcake, but I didn't want to just color it blue and green. Since the only blue food I could think of was blueberries, I started there. Remembering the technique I used in my last Mystery Box entry (Lavender Milk Tea cupcakes), I decided to infuse the batter with one of my favorite teas, Trader Joes' blueberry green tea.

  • 1 C whole milk
  • 4-6 tea bags
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp lemon baking emulsion
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder

I don't want to talk about the frosting...suffice it to say it would have been easier and more cooperative if it was nothing but shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla. That'll teach me to try new weird things.

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  1. love this idea! I need to go to TJs and get that tea now, good luck in the contest, i voted for you :)

  2. Aw, thank you! The tea is good by itself as well as in the cupcakes!