Earl Grey Tea Cake

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Doreen Fish Recipe
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Thessalon, ON, Canada
Member Since Dec 2010
Doreen's notes for this recipe:
I love earl Grey tea and this is just delicious!!!
Just a little bit different and the taste is surprising!!
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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.


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.

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user kim * Bakerella - Dec 14, 2010
I will try this sometime. Sounds wonderful!
user Doreen Fish dfish - Dec 14, 2010
Oh yes!!! It is!!!
user Krystal Jordan SkittlesofDoom - Dec 21, 2010
Oh, my dad is a huge tea fanatic and Earl Grey is one of his favorites. I think I'll save this for his birthday, thank you! Do you suppose a chai tea blend would work as well?
user Doreen Fish dfish - Dec 23, 2010
Oh yes!!! Any tea flavor!! Have fun and Merry Christmas!!!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jan 5, 2011
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