Doreen Fish Recipe

Earl Grey Tea Cake

By Doreen Fish dfish

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Doreen's Story

I love earl Grey tea and this is just delicious!!!
Just a little bit different and the taste is surprising!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This cake is a winner on account of its lightly sweet flavor AND it's delectable aroma. It made the Test Kitchen smell absolutely WONDERFUL while baking. This would be a terrific recipe to try for your next brunch, luncheon or tea.

NOTE: The recipe calls for a cooking time of one hour, but the cake needed a little more time in our oven before it was done all the way through. Final cooking time for us was just at 1 1/2 hours, so keep an eye on it and only remove from the oven once a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


2 c
1 tsp
1 c
unsalted butter
1 1/3 c
2 Tbsp
loose earl grey tea leaves ( about 5 bags)
1 tsp
3/4 c
water (these 3 ingredients for glaze)
earl grey teabags
2 c
sifted icing sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Grease a 9 x 5 pan.
In a bowl whisk together the flour and salt to blend. Set aside.
In a bowl beat the butter, sugar, tea leaves and vanilla on medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy and the scent of the tea leaves begins to emerge. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each one. Gradually add the flour mixture in 3 parts beating until combined. Pour into pan.Bake for 1 hour at 350 or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.Cool.
Bring the water to a boil.remove from heat and pour over the teabags and let steep for five minutes until very strong.Remove tea bags and stir in powdered sugar. Drizzle over cake.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Favorite Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



GiGi Whited whitedlaw
Dec 22, 2014
PERFECTION! I have tried many tea cakes for ladies brunches, etc. but this is THE ONE!! Some folks shied away because they thought the tea leaves were poppy seeds, but once they tried it, I was hounded for the recipe! Thanks for sharing!!
Amanda Lockwood mandoral66
Nov 3, 2014
I saw this recipe and knew I had to make it. I made it for my office last week and everyone loved it! Thank you for sharing!!
kate gruseck spdr
Oct 26, 2014
I think I'll try with orange spice tea
Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen
Oct 26, 2014
This recipe is very similar to a typical pound cake. No leavening is needed. Also, most pound cakes have 5-6 eggs in them. Everyone is free to experiment to try something different with this recipe. I've made this recipe multiple times in mini loaf pans and given as gifts...delicious!
Tess TJM tmoo
Oct 26, 2014
I love plantation mint tea - and think I will try this flavor - I do like earl grey and love lady grey - had a hard time finding lady grey - was going to order directly from company when I found it at Albertsons..... I also have a red raspberry flavored tea.... which is a good possibiliy also..... :) Hi Doreen!!!!! thanks for sharing...... Tess