Chocolate cupcakes with a marshmallow-like Earl Grey frosting.



Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; 5.3 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium. 12.4 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition