Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Source:  Okashi Ishida's Earl Grey Tea Cake with slight changes


150g butter, softened
130g icing sugar, sifted
3 eggs
150g plain flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
15g almond meal
Earl Grey tea dust from 3 teabags
1 lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
  • Line a loaf pan.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together twice.  Set aside.
  • Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.  Gradually add in eggs, one at a time.  Beat well to combine.  Add in tea dust, almond meal, lemon juice and zest.  Mix well.
  • Fold flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and make a lengthwise slit down the middle of the batter with a spatula.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until cake is cooked.


  1. Your cake looks lovely! I like the speckled effect from the tea dust! And Earl Grey is one of my favourite tea!

  2. Hi Minty! Your earl grey tea cake is impressive. Even and flat outer brown layer and perfectly baked inside!

  3. Hi Veronica, I know this cake is delicious and very fragrant with the aroma of tea, lemon zest and almond meal. The texture is so lovely.


  4. your cake looks so soft and fluffy must be full of tea fragrance.

  5. Hi Veronica, I've never heard of using tea dust to make a cook - how interesting! I think i would like it, the unique fragrance of tea and lemon zest, hmmm...must try your recipe. Thanks! :)

  6. Oh Veronica! I also made this few days ago :D Your cake looks so lovely!

  7. Veronica, you cake look moist and soft. I haven't tried cake with tea as an ingredient but I am sure it is fragrant and delicious!

  8. Hi Veronica,
    Your tea cake looks lovely.
    You baked it so well.
    I love to have a piece with a cuppa of tea or coffee:D


  9. Hi Veronica, what do you think if replace with green tea powder? Can't get Earl Grey tea powder.


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