Chamomile Cupcakes: Chamomile Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

When i got hold of a pack of Chamomile tea, one of the first things i wanted to do was make them into cupcakes… obviously! and hence the chamomile cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting and a drizzle of honey!!!
Ingredients
(makes 9 standard cupcakes)
Chamomile Cupcakes:

  • Flour – 110gm
  • Butter – 100gm
  • Sugar – 100gm 
  • Chamomile teabag – 2-3 (if you can get loose tea, thats great too!)
  • Milk – 120ml 
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon Buttercream Frosting:

  • Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon extract – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Butter – 100gm
  • Icing sugar – 250- 300gm
  • Lemon yellow food colouring (optional)
  • Honey – to drizzle

Method
Cupcakes:

  • Boil the milk and put in the tea bags, let them soak in well and let it cool. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line the muffin tin with 9 standard cupcake liners. 
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Beat in one egg at a time. Add in the vanilla and the chamomile tea. 
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix well until completely incorporated. 
  • Scoop in the batter in the cupcake liners, scoop in about 2/3 rd of the liner or use an large ice-cream scoop. 
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, check from about 18 minutes. 
  • Using a skewer or a tooth pick check to if completely baked. 
  • once baked, let it cool on a cooling rack.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting:

  • Cream the butter until light, pale and fluffy. 
  • Beat in a portion of the icing sugar, add the lemon juice and lemon extract and beat for about a minute. 
  • Beat in the rest of the icing sugar. 
  • Add few drops of the yellow colour and mix well until completely incorporated. 

Frost away and drizzle a bit of honey! 

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