It’s Friday…I do declare it’s time for tea and cake. Yes? I made you an Earl Grey Tea cake.
Yes, a cake with tea baked right into it, and it’s as good as it sounds!
I have been dreaming of this cake for quite a while now. Something about baking with tea is very intriguing to me. I mean sipping tea with desserts is a perfect after dinner past time isn’t it, so why not add tea to the dessert itself? YES. I’m not sure all teas are cut out for baking, but Earl Grey tea certainly is. It’s flavour lends itself perfectly to a simple vanilla cake.
I have a love affair with Earl Grey tea…on a side note, have you ever tried the Earl Grey Tea Latte from Second Cup? If not, you should, it’s delicious.
I used a Lady Grey Earl Grey tea for this cake, which has hints of lavender and bergamot orange…so good. (Lady Grey tea is Earl Grey tea with the addition of lavender)
Steeped in whole milk, and added to my basic vanilla pound cake recipe, this cake is divine. Oh my.
The flavour is light and sweet and perfect for breakfast, or lunch or really any time. Because cake needs no excuse does it? 😉
Earl Grey Tea Cake
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 Earl Grey Tea bags
- icing sugar for garnish
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a Bundt pan by buttering the pan and lightly dusting with flour. Set aside.
Heat up the 1 cup of milk (I just microwaved mine until hot), then add the 2 tea bags to the hot milk and let steep at least 10 minutes. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the eggs, one at a time.
Then add vanilla, and mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and baking powder.
To the butter mix, add 1/3 of the flour mix, then 1/2 of the tea milk. Repeat until all combined.
Pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Once the cake has baked, let it cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then turn the cake out onto a plate, and sprinkle with icing sugar.
If you love pound/Bundt cakes, here are a few of my other recipes:
- Coconut Pound Cake
- Caramel Harvest Apple Bundt Cake
- Apple Breakfast Coffee Cake
- Peach Bundt Cake
- Eggnog Bundt Cake
Have a delicious day!