My Grandma has been throwing tea parties since I was a little girl. Our tea? Always Earl Grey.. And it is absolutely delicious! I love to add it to recipes and this is a very moist tea cake, with a wonderful sweet glaze. Hope you enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line and grease and round cake pan.
Empty the tea leaves into a tea/coffee mug and add in the boiling water. Stir and let steep for 3 minutes and then add the milk. Set aside.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Reduce speed and add the eggs one at a time until smooth. reduce speed on mixer to low and gradually add the flour/tea mixture, alternating until combined.
Pour mixture into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. let sit in pan for a few minutes before turning over to cool
While cake is baking or cooling, place rhubarb in a small saucepan on low heat with lemon zest, sugar and water. Simmer until soft, stirring occasionally, (About 10 minutes). Remove from heat and cool. Puree this mixture in a blender or food processor.
In a medium bowl combine cream cheese and powdered sugar and blend until smooth. I usually add this mixture to the blender and blend this and the pureed rhubarb all at the same time, but you can certainly just add the rhubarb mixture to the bowl and combine this together. I also add a little red food coloring to get that bright pink color! I also usually heat this up a little in the small saucepan so it's warm and smooth to pour over the cake. And that's all she wrote! It's so tasty! Especially if you love Earl Grey!