I love earl grey tea.
So, I decided to experiment around for an earl grey tea cake. The result was surprisingly really good… I love the soothing hint of earl grey taste with every bite. The cake was really moist too. Yummz… And it’s so easy to make with really simple ingredients.
(BTW, most of my baking are adapted from my mom’s own recipes. She used to teach cooking and baking… So, if you do plan to use the recipes below, would appreciate if you could link it back to me. Thanks !!!)
Ingredients you need :
- 200gm Self Raising Flour
- 250gm Butter (Soft at room temperature)
- 200gm Brown Sugar (healthier and colour)
- 4 nos Eggs (room temperature)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 4 nos Earl Grey Tea bags
- 3 tbsp Hot Water (Use to brew the tea)
*** Tear open the tea bags and allow the leaves to brew in the hot water for at least 10-15 mins to get the tea concentration. IF you like it to be really strong, you can add one more tea bags. The 4 tea bags gave me about 1 tbsp of tea powder)
Preheat your oven to 175 degree Celsius.
Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until content is fluffy.
Add the egg one at a time. Once you finish adding the egg, add the tea concentration and vanilla essence. Make sure everything is well mix. The color of the batter gets slightly darker over time.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and sieve the self raising flour into the bowl. Gently fold the flour with the wet ingredients.
Grease an 8 inch round baking tin. Pour the cake batter into the tin and spread evenly. IF you don’t like the little dome shape on your cake, just push the batter to the side (creating a like valley in the centre of the cake). This will give you a flatter cake. Personally, I love the little dome shape. (hehehe… looks more authentically home baked).After 45 mins in the oven, here you have it. Beautifully moist earl grey tea cake. Yum yum… I forgot to take a picture of the cake after i cut it open. But, the color was amazing.