Tuesday 30 April 2013

8th Anniversary of Cuisine Paradise

Today Cuisine Paradise adds another year onto the blog stats where we celebrate our 08th Anniversary. Time flies and it's seems only a few weeks ago when I wrote about our 07th Anniversary flashback post and yet now we are into the eighth years of blogging.

Although there were ups and downs along the way during these 8 years but I am thankful for a group of supportive friends and readers who are always there to show us full supports as well as their kind words and encouragements which makes us grow stronger each year.


All I want to say today is I really appreciate all the lovely comments and supports from each and everyone of you who have accompanied us to grow during these past 8 years. Without all your moral supports we won't be able to hold on till now so whatever Cuisine Paradise achieved till date are all because of your efforts.

For this 8th Anniversary, I have made a Lipton Citrus Tea Cake from the inspiration of a Earl Grey Tea Cake that I saw from Anncoo Journal website here. But instead of Earl Grey I decided to make something with citrus flavour so I replaced it with Lipton Black Tea Citrus. Love it's refreshing citrus taste plus bits of citrus peels in the tea leaves.

(Makes: 6 - 7 Cupcake  | Preparation: 10 minutes  | Cooking: 20 - 23 minutes)

150g Plain Flour
20g Ground Almond
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
150g Unsalted Butter
120g Icing Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Honey
4 Eggs (55g each)
2 - 3 Lipton Black Tea Citrus Tea Bags
Pinch Of Salt
Rind of 1 Lime And Lemon Each

Tea Syrup (optional):
40g Castor Sugar
80ml Boiling Water
1.5 Tablespoons Lime Juice

1. Preheat oven to 170°C (degree Celsius) and prepare some cupcake liner or line two 2 loaf tins (17cm x 8cm x 6cm) with parchment paper all sides up.

2. Cream butter, icing sugar and honey till light and fluffy. Gradually add in egg one at a time and beat well.

3. Next stir in salt, tea leaves, ground almond, half of the lemon and lime rinds then mix well till combined.

4. Add sifted flour mixtures and fold batter till glossy and smooth.

5. Lastly pour batter into prepared cupcake liners, top with reminding lemon and lime zest and bake for about 20 - 23 minutes or until skewer inserted into the centre and come out clean.

* (Optional) 6. When the cake is done brush it with tea syrup and leave it to cool before serving it with a cup of tea.

Lastly, I hope you would like this recipe and also I hope I would be able to whip up more new recipes to share with you in coming months. Till then have a great holiday tomorrow (it's Labor Day in Singapore), sit back, relax and enjoy a wonder #LiptonMomentsSG with your loved ones.


  1. Pretty! Very Pretty cupcakes!! I've not tried Lipton Black Tea Citrus yet. Going to get a box soon.
    Happy 8th Blog Anniversary!

  2. Wow! 8 years! Congratulations, Ellena :)

  3. Happy Birthday! Congrats!

  4. Very interesting cupcake flavour, i'll be sure to try it out soon!
    Happy 8th Anniversary, Ellena!
    keep on blogging great stuff, as usual )

  5. Lovely cupcakes!
    Happy 8th blog anniversary :)

  6. Congratulations Ellena!!! Wow 8 years, that's same time as my marriage years. :D So happy that I know your site and I can't wait to celebrate every blogiversary with you! :)

  7. Congrats! Happy 8th Anniversary and many many more to come!

  8. Congratulations on the 8th anniversary! What an accomplishment! This is my first visit. I am glad to find your blog. Your recipes look great! I will be coming back.
    By the way, these little cakes look very delicious. Tea and citrus sounds perfect together.

  9. Happy 8th anniversary. Many more years to come


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