Earl grey and maple cupcakes

Desserts / Cakes

12 portions


For The Cupcakes

  • 6 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags 
  • 250g unsalted butter 
  • 250g maple sugar 
  • 4 eggs  
  • 230g self-raising flour 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup – preferably amber syrup for its rich taste 

For the topping

  • 200g cream cheese, softened
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 50ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)


For The Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.  
  2. Bring the milk to a simmer, then take off the heat and add the tea bags. Allow to infuse for 10 minutes. 
  3. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases.
  4. Put the unsalted butter and maple sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric whisk for 2-3 mins (or by hand with a wooden spoon for longer) until pale and fluffy. 
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add the maple syrup and beat briefly to combine. Gently fold in the flour and the infused milk, which will have cooled slightly by now. 
  7. Divide the batter between the cases, then bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.  
  8. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. 

For The Topping

  1. Beat together the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla and maple syrup.
  2. Pipe the buttercream on top of each cupcake.

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we created a magnificent two tier, seven layer celebration cake. We’ve turned our favourite flavoured layer – earl grey and maple – into some delicious cupcakes, perfect for your street parties!

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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