Earl grey cupcake with honey cream cheese frosting

CUPCAKE
Ingredients
1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
4 Earl Grey teabags
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
2 large eggs, free-range or organic
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons self-rising flour
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Preparation
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C and line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
 
Heat the milk in microwave until it just begins to boil. Add the teabags. Cover and leave to infuse for about 30 minutes, then discard the teabags.
 
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and smooth, which should take 3-5 minutes using an electric hand mixer. Add the almond extract, if using, and the eggs, one at a time, mixing for a few minutes after each addition.
 
Sift the two flours together into a separate bowl. Add one-third of the flours to the creamed mixture and beat well. Pour in one-third of the infused milk and beat again. Repeat these steps until all the flour and milk have been added.
 
Carefully spoon the mixture into the cups, filling them about two-thirds full. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes until slightly raised and golden brown. To check they are cooked, insert a wooden skewer in the center of one of the cupcakes – it should come out clean. 
 
Remove from the oven and leave the cupcakes in the pan for about 10 minutes before carefully placing on a wire rack to cool.
Recipe from: http://www.simplysweetwithsarah.com/2011/12/earl-grey-cupcakes-with-honey.html
Notes: The cupcake surfaces was quite ugly and ‘holey’. I will upload a photo later. I personally feel that it is too sweet and oily and can afford to half the butter and sugar amount. But otherwise the earl grey taste is nice and strong
FROSTING
Ingredients
Honey
Cream cheese
Procedures
Let the cream cheese come to room temperate and mix it with honey. Add as much as desired.
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