Tuesday, November 13, 2012

French Earl Grey - Vanilla Chiffon Cake

An exotic fruit salad of aromatic delights, blended with China black tea, bergamot oil, hibiscus, sunflowers and rose petals.

Ingredients: (for a 20cm chiffon)

5 egg yolks
20 sugar
70g oil
70g earl grey tea
70g self-raising flour
2 tbsp French Earl Grey - grind into dust
1 vanilla bean - split and scrap out the seeds (reserve the pod for other purposes)

5 egg whites
80g caster sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale.  Gradually add in oil, tea, vanilla and tea dust. Beat until well combined.
  • Sift flour into a mixing bowl.  Gradually whisk in the egg yolk  mixture in a slow and steady stream.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites until foamy, add in cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.  Gradually add in sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the flour/egg yolk mixture in 3 batches. 
  • Pour batter into an ungreased tube pan.
  • Bake for about an hour or until cook.
  • Remove cake from the oven and invert the pan to cool.
  • Unmould the cake when it is completely cool.


    1. Having tea and cake at the same time in the mouth.... I loves this.

    2. I love the bergamot flavour of earl grey tea... and the aroma-filled kitchen when the cake was taken out from the oven.

    3. Hi Veronica, such a nicely crusted chiffon and extraordinary flavour. I still like the 'little holes' that shows the cake is light and fluffy.

    4. Veronica,
      This Earl Grey Tea Chiffon looks so soft and spongy. That is a special tea too~

    5. Your chiffon sound so fragrance with Earl grey tea.

    6. Very special chiffon...I like it

    7. Your chiffon cake looks perfectly baked! I love the golden crust and the spongy look! One of my favourite cake to indulge! And Earl Grey is my most favourite tea!

    8. Cake looks awesomely delicious...loved your cake picture too.

    9. It very special chiffon cake, love earl grey tea. Thanks for sharing.

    10. It's good to see some chiffon cakes around as I haven't made it for a long time! This is a very special flavour of chiffon!

    11. Lovely chiffon cake! The Earl Grey makes it outstanding.

    12. this chiffon looks so soft and fluffy, great to eat a few slices with tea yum!

    13. oooh yummy... earl grey is one of my fav!! Looking at hw soft yr chiffon is... feel like having a bite of it now:)

    14. This cake looks fantastic!! What a great idea to add in the tea - I bet it added a lovely touch flavour-wise :)

      You have a lovely blog here! As fellow foodies we can't wait to read more of your delicious posts! New follower here :)

      Have a great weekend,

      Chloe & Sarah

      1. Hi Chloe & Sarah, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments. Hope to see you again.


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