Earl Grey Tea Cake 伯爵红茶蛋糕

Another great recipe  from Okashi Sweet Treats Made With Love.  It’s soft and fragrant.

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Source : Okashi Sweet Treats Made With Love ( with slight modifications )

Makes 2 mini loaves


150g pastry flour ( I used cake flour )

1/8tsp baking powder

100g sugar syrup, mix 50g sugar with 100g water

2tbsp lemon juice

150g unsalted butter ( I used salted butter )

150g icing sugar

15g glucose

3 eggs

1/8tsp salt ( I omitted )

5g earl grey tea dust from tea bags ( 2 packets )

15g ground almond

1 lemon, grated for zest

1tbsp fresh milk


1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.  Line cake pan with baking sheets.

2. Sift flour and baking powder twice.

3. Mix sugar syrup with lemon juice.  Set aside.

4. Beat butter, icing sugar and glucose together until light and very fluffy.  Gradually add eggs and beat well, then add salt ( I omitted salt as I used salted butter ), tea dust, ground almonds, lemon zest and milk.  Mix well.

5. Sift in flour mixture and fold through completely using a spatula.  Surface of batter should be glossy and smooth.

6. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and make a lengthwise slit in the middle with a spatula.  Bake for about 50 minutes ( I bake mine for about 40-45 minutes ) or until skewer inserted comes out clean.

Tips : by making a slit in the middle of the batter, the cake will develop a straight crack after baking.

7. When the cake is done, remove from pan and peel away baking sheets.  Place cake on a wire rack set over a tray and brush with sugar and lemon syrup while still warm.  Leave to cool completely before serving.  If storing, wrap with cling film.


7 thoughts on “Earl Grey Tea Cake 伯爵红茶蛋糕

  1. Your cake looks moist with tender crumbs, my kind of cake! Have seen so many bloggers baking from this book, will have to take a peek at this book later, going to the bookstore with the kids, school holiday here for a week! I’m seriously wishing to have a slice of your cake now! Have a lovely day!

    • It would be nice that we are living close by,so I can share the cakes with you :)- Normally I will distribute my bakes to neighbour and brother and at times bring for colleagues, otherwise we will have hard time finishing the cake. It took us 4days just to finish a small loaf..you have fun shopping!

  2. good evening eileen. Your earl grey cake looks wonderful..seriously, it gives me an impression that it’s soft and comes with a nice fragrant! good bake!!

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