Glazed Peppermint Bark Tea Cakes

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Hey yall!!  I am back with another fabulous recipe you can make with Bigelow Tea!

We just wrapped up Thanksgiving and now it is on to Christmas.  Christmas is my favorite holiday!  Every Christmas Eve I make a big platter of assorted dessert treats for after our holiday meal.  That platter is so full of yummies it lasts well into Christmas Day while we open our presents.

I usually stick with some cookies and candies and of course fudge but I try to add something different every year.

Inspired by Bigelow’s seasonal Peppermint Bark Tea I decided to make Peppermint Bark Tea Cakes!

I love making these cakes because they are so simple and you can flavor them a 1000 ways.  They are adorable, festive and delicious!  Oh and I forgot to mention, they are a snap to make!

You just start with your favorite flavor cake mix.  I steep a little of the tea in the water that goes into the cake mix.  You then make the batter in muffin tins.  I also steep the tea into the glaze that makes these little cakes absolutely irresistible. The glaze hardens and keeps the cakes moist.  I crushed a little peppermint to dress these cakes up and they were too pretty!  And tasty lol!

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The Bigelow Peppermint Bark is my favorite flavor when the weather chills and the Christmas music starts playing.  I love to sip on a steamy mug while decorating our tree, wrapping gifts and especially while baking!  That is where I got the idea to add it to these cake bites and it just makes them so flavorful.

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Bigelow Tea also has an Eggnog Tea and a Salted Caramel Tea and I think they would also make delicious cakes, so you can switch up the flavors or make all three!

They look stunning on a holiday dessert table but also make a great gift or the perfect little sweet bite to take to a party.

Look how cute they are?

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So when you are at Walmart shopping for those Christmas gifts, swing by the tea aisle and make sure to stock up on these great seasonal flavors.  They are the perfect thing to warm up these chilly days and they make yummy cakes!!

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Glazed Peppermint Bark Tea Cakes

Author Parrish

Ingredients

  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix
  • Water vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 2 Bigelow Peppermint Bark Tea Bags
  • 1 bag 2 lb powdered sugar (8 cups)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons hot water
  • Crushed peppermints

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Steep a tea bag in the water your cake mix calls for.
  3. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about half full).
  5. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool 5 minutes.
  7. Remove cakes from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  8. Place cooling rack on cookie sheet or waxed paper to catch glaze drips.
  9. Steep another tea bag in 1/2 cup water for glaze.
  10. In 3-quart saucepan, mix that 1/2 cup steeped tea, corn syrup and powdered sugar.
  11. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons hot water. If necessary, stir in up to 1 teaspoon more water so glaze will just coat cakes.
  12. Dip a cake into glaze and remove gently with a fork down on cooling rack. Top with crushed peppermints.
  13. Repeat till all cakes are coated. Let stand until glaze is set, about 15 minutes.
  14. Store loosely covered.

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Which seasonal flavor are you excited to try?


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    November 29, 2014

    These tea cakes look and sound amazing. I love peppermint bark! #client

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    December 2, 2014

    Sounds delicious! Pinning immediately! Thank you for linking up at the Found and Foraged linky party! We hope to see you again! AND just a heads up, we are partying one day early (Friday 8PM CT) because because InLinkz is doing maintenance right when our party normally goes live. So for one week only, the day is changing.

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    Megin says:
    December 3, 2014

    These look and sound delicious, Parrish!
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    Jennifer says:
    December 4, 2014

    These would be a perfect addition to my Christmas baking list…thanks for sharing! I didn’t know that tea is actually used to make tea cakes, lol, I thought the term just referred to cakes one ate WITH tea :)

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      Parrish says:
      December 7, 2014

      Lol! I think actual tea cakes don’t have tea in the them, but there is nothing stopping us from putting it in there lol!

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    December 5, 2014

    Your Peppermint bark tea cakes looks beautifully delicious and so festive! I love how you suggest using the other flavors too! Thanks for sharing!

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    December 6, 2014

    Wow! These look so delicious! I’d love for you to share your posts on my weekly link ups each Wednesday. The link up for this Wednesday is still up and running if you’d like to come link up. I host a new link up each Wednesday and they last a full week, so come link up most any time at somuchathome.blogspot.com.
    God bless.
    Chris

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    Cathy says:
    December 8, 2014

    I love peppermint in cookies! I love have these cookies are covered in icing! Yummy! :-) All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! :-)
    Cathy

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    Tania says:
    December 8, 2014

    Wow, those look SO good! Pinning!

    Tania

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    Jenn says:
    December 20, 2014

    These look yummy. I really want to make these. I have never seen Peppermint Bark Tea though. Any suggestions for alternative ways to get the tea and peppermint bark flavor into the cake batter and glaze? I was thinking maybe plain black tea and some peppermint bark non dairy creamer as a possibility but wasnt sure if the heaviness of the creamer would alter the texture of the cakes too much.

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    January 7, 2015

    I love tea and I love peppermint… this recipe has my name written all over it! :) I have to try this over the weekend! Thanks for sharing!

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