Oat Milk London Fog Cake

July 20, 2020
4 Ratings
Photo by Ty Mecham
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Makes one 20cm round pan
Author Notes

A simple and delicious cake inspired by the london fog tea latte, made even better with oat milk. Also great made with English breakfast tea leaves. —Elina

What You'll Need
  • 5 grams Earl grey tea leaves
  • 230 milliliters Unsweetened plain oat milk
  • 250 grams All purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 70 grams Cane sugar
  • 80 milliliters Canola oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, to dust
  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease or line a 20cm diameter round cake pan
  2. Add the tea leaves and oat milk to a small sauce pan on medium heat to make the tea latte. Let it simmer (but do not boil) while stirring from the bottom with a silicone or wooden spatula until the oat milk is a light brown color (like coffee with cream or Pantone 480 C (I'm so sorry)). Set aside
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the oil and vanilla extract. Add the oat milk tea to the wet mixture, straining the tea leaves with a fine mesh sieve
  4. Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring with a whisk. Towards the end the batter will become quite thick so use a spatula to incorporate the remaining flour
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire cooling rack but cover it lightly with cling film when it is still slightly warm to prevent drying. Dust with powdered sugar before serving

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4 Reviews

Roddy August 27, 2022
I've baked this cake on eight occasions, either with an Earl Grey White Tip or Crème. Family, friends, and colleagues most frequently request it during the autumn or spring. It pairs well with cheese and berries.
Jaja December 25, 2021
Horrible cake. Truly.
al12 May 31, 2021
Very bland and not sweet at all. I followed the recipe exactly except used 3x the amount of earl grey tea and still the cake barely tasted like anything. also I don't like very sweet things and still found this to be severely lacking in sweetness. I don't recommend making this
emanne November 28, 2020
Super easy. Similar to BA's early grey loaf, but I preferred this one since it doesn't have the actual tea in it, so you use less tea and you don't have tea stuck in your teeth after eating it.