Earl grey teacake with lemonĀ glaze

June  9, 2015
4 Ratings
  • Makes one loaf or 3 mini loaves
Author Notes

Earl grey teacake with lemon glaze —Oh Sweet Day!

What You'll Need
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 4 pieces Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pieces large eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 pieces dried rose buds
  1. To prepare cupcake, heat milk in microwave until just start boiling. Place tea bags in milk and let it steep for 30 minutes, and the mixture is at room temperature. Discard the tea bags.
  2. Preheat over to 350F. Grease a loaf pan or a few mini muffin pans.
  3. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Add sour cream and vanilla into the milk and tea mixture. Mix well and set aside.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix canola oil and sugar on medium-high speed until well combined. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add eggs until just blended.
  6. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the liquid mixture, mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
  7. Pour batter evenly among prepared pan(s). Bake the cake for 30 minutes for a regular sized loaf or 20 minutes for mini loaves, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  8. To prepare the glaze, mix lemon juice and the powdered sugar together, and whisk slowly until slightly thickened and pourable.
  9. Spoon glaze over the cake(s) and decorate with edible rose petals if preferred.

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2 Reviews

Emily R. October 17, 2019
I used five tea bags and there was still very little earl grey flavor in the finished cake which was sad! Other than that a nice loaf cake
Juu August 4, 2016
Made this cake according to recipe except used 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1/4 cup coconut oil and used 3 tea bags. I think the flavor is not strong enough, should've added more tea bags or made earl grey caramel sauce or whip cream. I think it has a musty smell like a dusty closet but tastes fine.