Vanilla Tea Cupcakes

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp - baking soda
  • 2 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp - all spice (or nutmeg, cinnamon, dry ginger and star anise powder)
  • 1/2 tsp - orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 2 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup - granulated sugar
  • 1 - large egg
  • 2 tbsp - unsalted butter softened
  • 4 tbsp - confectioners sugar to sprinkle on top
  • 4 tbsp - jam (raspberry or strawberry)

How to Make Vanilla Tea Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, the baking soda, the spices, and a pinch of salt.
  • In another bowl, cream together the butter and the granulated sugar.
  • Beat in the egg, till light and fluffy.
  • Add the oil and whisk together.
  • Slowly combine the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, beating well after each addition.
  • Finally, add the vanilla essence and orange zest to the batter.
  • Divide the batter among 12 paper-lined mini-muffin tins and bake the cupcakes in the middle of an oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn the cupcakes out onto a wire rack and let them cool completely.
  • Whip up the jam mixture with 4 drops of water.
  • Drop a tiny spoonful on the top of each cupcake.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar and serve.