Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Earl Grey Frosting

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Chocolate cupcakes with a marshmallow-like Earl Grey frosting.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
48 mini cupcakes



  • 2 sticks salted butter, cut into small pieces

  • ½ (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup cake flour

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 24-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners.

  2. Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure the bowl isn't touching the water. Whisk until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove bowl; keep water simmering in the saucepan.

  3. Whisk sugar and flour together in another bowl. Mix into the melted chocolate mixture. Add eggs one at a time, then whisk vanilla extract into the batter.

  4. Divide batter among the prepared cups, filling each 3/4 of the way.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack, at least 20 minutes.

  6. While cupcakes are cooling, make the icing. Use a whisk to combine sugar, egg whites, lemon juice, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Empty tea bags and add loose tea to the bowl.

  7. Set the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water; whisk until the mixture is hot and the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes.

  8. Transfer the bowl to the stand mixer and lock the whisk attachment in place. Beat on medium-high speed until frosting holds stiff peaks, about 7 minutes.

  9. Transfer frosting to a large resealable plastic bag. Snip off 1 corner and pipe over the cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
5g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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