Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Ingredients

Tea Concentrate:
13 tea bags Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea*
1 ¼ cups boiling water
Cupcakes:
1 ¾ cup sugar
¾ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained, discard liquid
½ cup tea concentrate
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrots
Frosting:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, slightly soft
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoons tea concentrate
3 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

Preparation

1
Place tea bags in a 2-cup glass measure. Add 1 ¼ cups water. Steep tea for 10 minutes.
2
Squeeze all liquid from tea bags into cup. Discard tea bags. (About 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons tea concentrate.)
3
Heat oven to 350 F. Spray 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with baking spray; alternatively use paper liners set aside.
4
In large mixing bowl add sugar, vegetable oil and eggs. Mix at high speed, scraping bowl often, until thick and creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
5
Add mandarin oranges, ½ cup tea concentrate, vanilla, and orange zest. Continue mixing, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 minute).
6
In medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
7
Add flour mixture to tea mixture. Continue mixing, at low speed, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
8
Add carrots; mix well.
9
Place batter in muffin cups filling about ½ to ¾ full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool.
10
Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl place cream cheese and butter. Mix at high speed, scraping bowl often, until light and creamy (1 minute). Add 2 tablespoons tea extract. Mix well.
11
Add confectioners' sugar; continue mixing, scraping bowl often, until soft and creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
12
Frost top of each cupcake with frosting.

 



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Yield:

24 cupcakes

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September 26, 2012

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