Earl Grey Tea Cake

Doreen Fish


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

★★★★★ 7 votes
1 Hr

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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


1Grease a 9 x 5 pan.
2In a bowl whisk together the flour and salt to blend. Set aside.
3In 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.
4Gradually add the flour mixture in 3 parts beating until combined. Pour into pan.
5Bake for 1 hour at 350 or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool.
6Glaze: Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over the teabags and let steep for five minutes until very strong.
7Remove tea bags and stir in powdered sugar. Drizzle over cake.

About Earl Grey Tea Cake

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