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Mini Tea Cupcakes

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Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Icing the cupcakes takes approximately 5 minutes.

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12 Mini Cupcakes

If you are a tea lover, this will be your piece of cake. It is perfect for an afternoon tea, and it is easy to make and even easier to clean up!

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The Cake

  • 60g self-raising flour
  • 40g butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tea bags
  • 50ml boiling water

The Icing

  • 100g icing sugar
  • 50g butter softened
  • 2 tea bags
  • 25ml boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180(there is no degrees symbol) C

  2. Fill a mini cupcake tray with 12 mini cupcake cases.

  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  4. Crack the egg into the bowl and add the flour, mix until combined. 

  5. Pour the water into a bowl over the tea bags.

  6. Squeeze the teabags to extract the flavour. (Some may prefer to do it with their hands)

  7. Pour this into the mixture and stir. If your mixture is too runny, add more flour.

  8. Spoon into the cases until ¾ full.

  9. Bake for 12 mins.

  10. Leave to cool.

  11. For the icing, put the butter in the bowl, start mixing, and gradually add the icing sugar.

  12. Cream them together until combined.

  13. Squeeze thee teabags to extract the flavour.

  14. Mix in the tea extract.

  15. Ice the cakes, and then eat.

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