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We recently stumbled upon this delicious Earl Grey recipe and we could not resist sharing it with you.  This moist cake would certainly make a wonderful centerpiece at any party!  We also happen to think that it would go beautifully with a cup of our Lady Grey Tea.

Ingredients 

Makes one 8 inch Cake
Qty Ingredients
180g All Purpose Flour Sifted
30g Corn Flour
1.5 Tbsp Baking Powder 
1/4 Teaspoon Salt 
115g  Unsalted Butter
170g White Sugar
3 Eggs Room Temperature
1/2 Vanilla Pod
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
237ml  Whole Milk
4 Tbsp Loose Leaf Earl Grey

Method 

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Lightly grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In your mixer, beat butter, sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon ground tea leaves until light and fluffy. The scent of the tea leaves will emerge.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. In a small saucepan, heat milk and 3 tablespoons of whole tea leaves until just boiled, remove from heat and let steep for a few minutes until the milk changes colour. Strain out the tea leaves and set the "tea milk" aside.
  6. Add the combined flour mixture into the wet mixture, and finally pour in the "tea milk". Mix just until blended.
  7. Immediately pour into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. (bake time may vary depending on your oven, watch closely near the end and check for doneness with a toothpick)

Fancy Icing? 

Qty  Ingredients 
180g Icing Sugar
55g  Butter 
1.5 Tbsp Milk
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Grounded Earl Grey Tea

Icing Method 

  1. Combine all ingredients in your mixer and whip until the scent of the tea emerges.
  2. You can adjust the recipe for thicker or thinner icing by using more or less icing sugar and butter.

Then Enjoy... 

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