Peach Tea Cupcakes

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Peach Tea Cupcakes

By Stefani Pollack

The hot sun is beating down, but you’re on the veranda with an overhead fan providing a soft breeze.  In your hand rests a sweet peach tea cupcake that you take in slowly as you make your way through a light summer novel.  In addition to the bits of juicy peaches and noticeable (yet not overbearing) tea flavor, the cupcake has a touch of ginger, lemon cream cheese frosting, and fresh mint leaves.  Suddenly, you are no longer alone on that veranda because everyone you know wants a cupcake, too.

Peach Tea Cupcakes
Yield: 18 cupcakes

Tea-Infused Butter Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
32 grams (about 1/3 cup) whole leaf Earl Grey tea

In a small saucepan, melt the butter on medium-high heat until just melted. 
Add the tea leaves.
Continue heating the mixture for about 5 minutes on low heat.
Remove from the heat and allow to stand for another 5 minutes.
Pour the mixture through a fine sieve, pressing hard on the tea leaves to squeeze out as much butter as possible.
Let the butter come to room temperature and refrigerate until it is no longer liquid or until ready to use.

Cupcake Ingredients:
1 ½ cup sugar
Zest of 1 medium-sized lemon
2/3 cup tea-infused butter
3 eggs
½ tsp ground ginger
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup milk
1 cup finely chopped overripe peaches

Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a small bowl, mix sugar and lemon zest.  Allow to sit for at least thirty minutes.
In a large bowl, cream tea-infused butter and lemon sugar.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Beat in ginger.
Beat in flour, one cup at a time, alternating with milk.
Fold in peaches.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
¾ tsp lemon extract
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time until well integrated.
Mix in lemon extract.
Spread or pipe onto cupcakes.
Top with mint leaves.

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Stefani Pollack is the author of the popular cupcake blog, Cupcake Project. While she loves simple chocolate cupcakes, Stefani prefers creative cupcakes inspired by her favorite flavor combinations. She encourages her readers to branch out and experiment in the kitchen. Why cupcakes? They bring out the kid in us! Visit Stefani at

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Thank u as always Paula

By Anonymous on August 19, 2012


These turned out absolutely delish. Thanks Paula and Stef.

By Cakenation on July 07, 2012


i love all your cookin and all your sweet ideas thanks for all

By teresa e bowlin on May 24, 2011


This sounds delish. As for printing only the recipe - print using the menu and ask it only to print page 1 - voila all the other stuff is left behind

By Anonymous on May 22, 2011


On the Peach Tea Cupcakes: No Leveling like Baking powder or Baking soda needed?

By Shirley Demers on May 22, 2011


I have made these and they are absolutely wonderful!!

By shannoniolson on May 22, 2011

I would like to know how to keep my cupcakes from sticking to the liner.

By missy on September 02, 2010

Why does this recipe not have any bsoda or bpowder in it?


By Debbie on August 26, 2010

Just thought I would let you know you are an inspiration to me and all women. Thank you for your love, laughter, and best of all just being you!!!! Thanks for giving me happiness and blessings I have been given for my kids.(32yrs old) to share your recipes . It’s been greatly appreciated over the years. Respectfully,Teresa Bake Sale recipes.

By Teresa Crego on August 20, 2010

I do wish that there would be a way to print recipes from fans who send recipes in without all the “extra” on them which uses up so much of the printer’s ink.  Can it be put in a form like Paula’s recipes are, much better to print from computer.

Thank you so much,
Mary Lynn

By Mary Lynn Soderholm on August 18, 2010


By KAY on August 18, 2010

paula, My granddaughter asked me to bring her to savanah for the paula deen tour. Abbey is going to be 8 years old. we were wondering if your christmas cottage is going to be open for tours and when will the tours start.
2 of your biggest fans’ josie and abbey

By josie mcquiston on August 18, 2010

Mmmm,as always-Paula has the best recipe’s grin I love Paula. Great cooking and baking ideas,and very funny tooo! ♥

By Sharon14837 on August 18, 2010

Loved the peach cupcake recipe. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to try it.

By Melanie Streams on August 17, 2010

It would be nice if you could print recipe for the Peach Tea Cupcakes

By Pam Cook on August 17, 2010

Sounds great! I just might try this one today or tomorrow. Have the ripe peaches from my daughter and need to use them soon.

By Kathy Davies on August 17, 2010

Paula, I just think u r so special.  If I lived closer I think we could be good friends.  I saw u on Oprah and I cried cause what u did for than boy was so sweet.  When ever I make one of your recipes I feel joy in ny heart cause u r so happy and fun to watch,

By Linda Bordewick on August 17, 2010

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