It's kind of freeing to decide that since no one is eating your cupcakes you can make whatever you want. I pinned these Judy Garland cupcakes years ago but never got around to making them because no on in my family would eat a black tea cupcake with lemon and honey frosting. I thought these sounded absolutely delicious and the recipe only made 12 so I thought they'd be perfect for me.
1. Source: Bakingdom
2. Ease of Recipe (1 being cake mix/canned icing - 5 tons of steps and very time consuming): 3 - not difficult but a few steps and require either a stand or hand mixer.
3. Changes Made: None
4. Problems: In the frosting there is no amount listed for vanilla but it says to add honey and vanilla on the same step. I added about 1/4 teaspoon but it could have used a little more.
5. Overall Impression: I absolutely in love with the concept of this cake especially on a cold, grey, rainy day. However, the results didn't quite meet my expectations. I actually steeped the tea in the milk for longer than required since I got distracted by a stir crazy over tired 4 year old. Unfortunately, the cake themselves, despite having a nice texture, didn't have much of a tea flavor. The frosting did have a nice balance of honey and lemon but ended up being way too sweet for me. I think I would cut down on the sugar by at least 1/2 a cup or increase the butter if I made these again.
6. Quantity: 12
7. Make Again?: Even though I loved the idea of this cupcake the results weren't as amazing so I'll probably not make these again.