Earl Grey & Chocolate Cupcake Recipe


This recipe for Earl Grey & Chocolate Cupcakes created by Caitlin of “Cafe Everyday Sunday,” is sure to rock your tastebuds! They’d be a delicious addition to any celebration but happen to perfectly complement our geode party decorations, which you can check out here! Need a little help planning your celebration? Check out our detailed geode “Cocktail on the Rocks” Party Guide here!


Earl Grey Icing


✔ 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

✔ 1/2 cup softened butter

✔ 2 Earl Grey tea bags

✔ 1/2 cup of boiling water


Boil water and let tea steep for at least 5 minutes, then let cool. The longer it steeps the stronger the flavor of the icing will be. Beat softened butter and gradually add powdered sugar. Once mixed add cooled tea and beat on high for 5 minutes.



INGREDIENTS (Makes 12 Cupcakes)

✔ 1 ½ cups of flour
✔ 1 cup of sugar
✔ 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
✔ 1 tbsp. instant espresso powder
✔ 1 tsp. baking powder
✔ 1/2 tsp. salt
✔ 1/2 tsp. baking soda
✔ 1/3 cup vegetable oil
✔ 1/2 cup buttermilk
✔ 1/2 cup warm water
✔ 1 tsp. vanilla
✔ 1 egg


Whisk dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda) in a bowl. In separate bowl mix sugar, vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla using hands or a standard mixer. Once that is combined, add the egg. Mix until well blended then slowly add the dry ingredients. Be sure to scrape down sides as you go to ensure everything is mixed thoroughly. Beat on medium speed for five minutes. Fill each individual cupcake pan 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of a cupcake. Ovens times will vary. Once your cupcakes have cooled, add your Earl Grey frosting with a piping bag.

SERVE: on a cupcake tower
GARNISH: rock candy & geode cupcake toppers


Let us know what you think of this delicious cupcake recipe by Caitlin of “Cafe Everyday Sunday” in the comments below!



Cupcake Recipe: Caitlin of Cafe Every Day Sunday @CafeEveryDaySunday | https://www.cafeeverydaysunday.com/ Charleston, SC
Party Styling, Cocktail, Gift Wrap, Printable Signage & Decorations:
 Jennifer Digiacomo of Pixels And Pop @PixelsAndPop | https://www.pixelsandpop.com/ Orange County, CA
Photography: Onye @PiecesOfOnye | https://piecesofonye.com/ Los Angeles, CA
Appetizers: Critics Choice Catering @CriticsChoiceCatering | https://www.criticschoicecatering.com/ Los Angeles, CA
Cupcake Baker: Scullery Baked @SculleryBaked Los Angeles, CA
Florals: Jenny @Jennyperine Los Angeles, CA