Thursday, February 13, 2014

Week 31 - Judy Garland Cupcakes

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.


  1. So I have to know, why were you going to be the only one eating them? How did you get away with that? Fun to try new things

    1. My family is crazy boring on the whole food thing. They would happily eat nothing but chocolate chip cookies and store bought at that! The kids will eat some stuff but the older ones are very rarely home and J doesn't eat anything with a filling and doesn't have much of a sweet tooth!