Earl Grey Cupcake Recipe

These two items were a wedding gift from my aunt, and it was one of my favorites. The tea strainer belonged to my gran, isn’t that awesome? I love it.

tea strainer1tea strainer 2

Anyway, so all of this got me thinking, I haven’t shared my Earl Grey cupcake recipe with you guys yet! So here goes:

Earl Grey Cupcakes (makes 12)


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 115g butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 earl grey tea bags
  • 1/2 cup of milk


  1. Heat the milk, either on the stove or in the microwave, and add the tea bags. Let it stand to brew and cool for about half an hour.
  2. Set aside a 12 cup tray with cupcake liners.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  4. Cream the butter and the sugar together for about 3 minutes with an electric mixer.
  5. Add the eggs, and mix well.
  6. Add half of the flour, and stir to combine.
  7. Then add the earl grey flavored milk.
  8. Add the other half of the flour and also the baking powder.
  9. Mix well, but don’t overbeat.
  10. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, so they are about 3/4 full.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  12. Then ice them with vanilla or chocolate buttercream.
earl grey cupcakes
earl grey cupcakes
And that’s it! :) Enjoy your earl grey cupcakes.

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23 Responses to Earl Grey Cupcake Recipe

  1. It took me half an hour but I made one cupcake like the one in the photo! Thank you for the recipe and “bon apetit”

  2. I love coffee cake, but i like tea more than coffee so just have to try these even if I’m the only one who will eat them.
    Yours look so perfect though!

  3. Sara says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to try this on Sunday, I’ll let you know how it goes…

  4. hissimplelook says:

    These look delicious! I love cupcakes

  5. sarah says:

    looks very good, I might try it :)

  6. zilchtastic says:

    can’t wait to taste ’em!

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  8. stefi25 says:

    They look beautiful! And they sound like they would be very tasty. Definitely will make note to try these!

  9. Emily says:

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out. Tea and cupcakes are two of my favorite things. (Also, that tea strainer is gorgeous, even more so for it’s family history.)

  10. Wow, what a cool idea :) definitely going to try to bake those!!

  11. Thank you for this recipe! I made them a few days ago, and my parents and siblings loved them. I even made my own frosting for them! (Out of desperation, actually, because we were all out of canned frosting, but I did it!) My little brothers made this baking experience the most fun. They don’t like tea, so every time they asked me what I was doing I said that I was making Surprise Cupcakes. They were definitely surprised when they found out that I made them with tea. Thank you, again!

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  13. Sarah says:

    I tried these yesterday and they were a complete hit! thank you :)

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  15. fiona says:

    Thanks for the recipe, and I was wondering the butter is salted or unsalted? thanks.

  16. branden says:

    how strong is the flavor because i really want to try this but i dont know if the flavor will shine through

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  18. AnnLupet says:

    I always wanted to know what earl grey taste like :D

  19. Aislinn says:

    I just made these and they’re lovely! I added a splash of vanilla extract to the batter, then iced the cupcakes with a vanilla and milk frosting to make them london fog-esque.

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