Desserts & Baking

Rooibos chai caramel cupcakes

makes 6 big, or 12 small cupcakes
15 minutes
20 minutes

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  • For the cupcakes:
  • 680 g box Woolworths Easy To Bake vanilla cupcake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 Woolworths rooibos chai tea bags
  • ½ cup milk
  • 50 g Nestlé® caramel treat™
  • For the icing:
  • 3 T milk
  • 2 Woolworths cinnamon tea bags
  • 100 g butter

1. Preheat oven to 170ºC.
2. To make the cupcakes, follow the instructions on the box. Infuse the milk for the cupcake mixture with rooibos chai tea bags.
3. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.  Allow to cool.
4. To make the icing, infuse milk with cinnamon tea. Cream the butter until pale and fluffy, and add the icing sugar from the box mix to the cinnamon-infused tea until well combined. Place into a piping bag.
5. Using the back of a butter knife, make a small hole in the top of the cupcake and fill it with caramel. Pipe cinnamon buttercream on top and enjoy.

Photography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail
Recipes and Production: Jacqueline Burgess
Food assistant: Lerato Motau

Woolworths offers a range of classic and artisanal teas to suit all your tastes. The range includes teas made for brewing in hot water and refreshing cold infusions that only need cold water. The range has flavours that vary from tried-and-tested favourites like rooibos and chai, to experimental flavours such as rose petal, vanilla and apple, cinnamon, and cranberry.

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Jacqueline Burgess

Recipe by: Jacqueline Burgess

Food stylist Jacqueline Burgess has been working with TASTE for the past six years. She loves coming up with wholesome recipes – whether low and slow or fast 'n fresh.

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