Blood Orange & Vanilla Tea Cakes

1 hour, including bake time

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Cooking Time

1 hour, including bake time






  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup full fat milk
  • 1/4 cup Red Seal Blood Orange hot/cold brew (steeped and cooled)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 12 cupcake liners



  • 150 g softened butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Red Seal Blood Orange brew (hot)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12x muffin tin with cupcake liners

Step 2: Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside

Step 3: In a pot, mix melted butter, milk and Red Seal brew together. Warm gently and set aside to cool.

Step 4: Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until combined.

Step 5: Fold together the flour mixture and the egg mixture until you can't see any flour.

Step 6: Combine the new flour mixture with the milk mixture until a smooth batter forms.

Step 7: Fill the cupcake liners until 3/4 way full and bake in the oven for approx 20 minutes. Leave to cool before icing.

Step 8: Mix together icing ingredients, place icing in a piping bag and pipe onto cool cupcakes. Enjoy.

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