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Earl Grey Tea Cake 伯爵茶蛋糕

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Hi, today's post is Earl Grey Tea's recipe again. I love Earl Grey Tea, love how it smells and so perfect to use in bakes. Remember I baked one chiffon cake and cookies with Earl Grey Tea before? And this time I baked this Earl Grey Tea Cake for submitting to the Aspiring Bakers April event. Sorry AB, I've not joined you for a long time. This tea cake is so fragrant with Earl Grey Tea and lemon zest. It's also complemented by the generous brushing of the lemon syrup on the cake. Simply no fuss free tea cake for an afternoon tea.




Earl Grey Tea Cake

  
    Ingredients: recipe adapted from the book of Okashi page 130
     150g Plain flour
     1/8tsp Baking powder
     150g Butter, softened
     130g Confectioner sugar (icing sugar)
     1/2 tbsp Glucose/golden syrup or honey
     3 Eggs (70g each)
     1/8 tsp Salt
     5g Earl grey tea dust from 2 tea bags
     15g Ground almond
     1 tbsp Fresh whole milk
     Lemon zest from 1 large lemon

     To make lemon syrup for brushing
     - 50g sugar + 100g very hot water, stir well and add 2 tbsp lemon juice in it, mix well, set aside.

     Methods:
  • Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 19 x 9 x 8cm loaf tin with parchment paper all sides up.
  • Sift flour and baking together twice, set aside.
  • Beat butter, icing sugar and glucose together until light and very fluffy. Gradually add eggs and beat well, then add salt, tea dust, ground almonds, lemon zest and milk. Mix well.
  • Add flour mixture and fold through completely using a spatula. Surface of batter should be glossy and smooth.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes or skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Note that the baking time may vary according to your oven.
  • When the cake is done, unmould cake and peel away parchment paper. Place cake on a wire rack and brush with lemon syrup while cake is still warm.
  • Leave to cool completely before serving. If storing, wrap with cling wrap.
Kitchen note: My cake is a little flat as I've used a loaf tin slightly bigger than the 19cm and had shortened the baking time to 35 minutes. 


I'm submitting this post to  Aspiring Bakers # 30:  It's Tea Time!  (April 2013)
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  1. LOVE THIS!! Will try it at home!

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  2. 我的妈妈很喜欢牛油蛋糕的。已经好几次跟我说过要我做牛油蛋糕给她吃,可是hor.. 我手上想做的太多了,食谱每天都在增加...5月吧!哈哈哈~ 应该会圆妈妈是“梦” :)

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    1. 好啊!不要再让你妈妈等太久哦!

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  3. 很美的蛋糕,早晨很忙,不多留了,
    我得快快拿几片跑先了。。。回家吃早餐去了!哈哈。。

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  4. Totally agree with you. Wish I was your neighbour and can join you for an afternoon tea.

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  5. 用那好精致的杯子来场下午茶,感觉特别的贵气哦!

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    1. 谢谢!我很喜欢那花形的杯子,用在Earl Grey tea很配。

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  6. This tea cake looks so yummy! I'm going to bake the earl grey chiffon cake soon :)

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  7. Ann,

    Ur cake is so fluffy and fine.

    I am going to get some earl grey tea and bake this (finish my stock).

    I love Okashi's recipes.

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    1. Angel,did you buy this book? I've tried many of Okashi recipes, they are very easy to follow and delicious.

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  8. 浓浓的伯爵茶蛋糕
    给我来一片:P

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  9. I need to borrow the Okashi book from the library again , seems a lot of good recipe there :D Haven't tried using tea in my bakes yet :P Love your tea cake , the texture looks moist and fluffy ! Lovely flavor for sure !

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    1. Anne,have a try on Okashi's recipes. You'll not regret.

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  10. DEFINTTELY making this Ann! I love earl grey and drink every day! Earl grey flavor cookies and cakes are my favorite choice! Looks so delicious!

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  11. Lovely cake! Earl Grey is my most favourite tea!

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  12. What a tasty cake. I like earl grey as well! Have a great day!

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  13. Earl grey tea is my and husband favourite tea. Ann, you should try Lady Grey. It is very very light and fragrant too. Any other baking tray size substitute, please? Thank you!

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    1. Ai Li, Thanks! Next time I must try Lady Grey. I think you can use the small baking pan you bought from Daiso? You can use that too!

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    2. Oh yes, Ann! You remembered it? I had forgotten about it.....! Thanks a lot!

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    3. Ann, you meant the 8"x4.5" non stick loaf pan right? The one which you used for Almond Coffee cake? Another question, do I have to use up all the lemon syrup? I just keep on brushing and brushing the top of the cake till the syrup is used up? Thanks!

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    4. Ann, may I ask why specifically glucose is added to this cake? Is it ok if I substitute it with honey? If yes, is it still 1/2tbsp? I have planned to bake this tomorrow as a little surprise birthday cake for my husband. Thanks!

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    5. Hi Ai Li, sorry that I'm able to reply your comment soon thatI was quite busy the last few days.
      Yes you can use the 8 x 4.5" non stick loaf pan but must remember to line the pan.
      Not necessary to use up the lemon syrup if you're not the sweet tooth type.
      Yes use honey or golden syrup if you've any of these at home. This will makes the cake soft.

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    6. Ann, I guessed you must be busy so don't need to apologise! Will bake this tomorrow. Thanks!

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    7. Ann, I baked this today. Not sure if it is a success....the top peaked and cracked. Is this normal since I baked it in a loaf pan? Will eat it tomorrow to find out how it will taste. Thanks!

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    8. Yes, this cake is more like a pound cake, cracks on the top. Mine was quite flat :(

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    9. Ann, thanks! I thot it is not supposed to crack......

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  14. No need to say sorry ah. Just join whenever you can and when the theme suits you. I must try baking with earl grey one day! :)

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    1. SSB, Really sorry lah :) I just checked my last submission to AB was last May :(

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  15. Love the almond, early grey and lemon combination.

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  16. Great post to appreciate and I have really enjoyed this article to read. I was looking for some accurate information about this article for a long time and herein my search ends…


    Tea Samples

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  17. Anna looks delicious and a perfect tea time cake...yummy one

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  18. Hi Ann! It does not matter if your cake is slightly flat... I'm sure the taste is not flat! :D

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    1. Thank you Alvin. Actually I've thought of baking this cake the second time with a smaller pan. Then again I was very lazy :D

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  19. Dear Ann

    Can I don't add glucose. Thanks
    Ren

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    1. Hi Ren,

      You can replace with corn syrup if you have it at home or just increase the icing sugar to 150g without the glucose.

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  20. Wow, awesome pictures, Ann! I must make this as I've never tried making with the tea dust and tea together. Bookmarked!

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    1. Cheah, you must to use tea dust in bakes. It's very fragrant!

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  21. Great bakes for afternoon tea! :)

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  22. Okashi's recipe never fail you right? Lovely cake!

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  23. 漂亮的蛋糕,okashi的食谱真的很棒:)

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  24. 漂亮的蛋糕~~这个应不错吃!

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  25. I've made this cake before and I love it. I should try it again. Yours looks delicious.

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  26. Ooo... Earl gray plus lemon, must be heavenly scent! I think I should try baking with earl gray again... The last time I used it was for Macaron in last Oct. thanks for the yummy idea!

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    1. Bee, I must check on your macaron's recipe. Wanted to make some marcaron too.

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  27. Lovely cake! Thanks for your support :)

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  28. 蛋糕好漂亮,不吃会后悔的。。。。我要3片,可以吗??嘻嘻~~

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  29. Hi, Ann, I saw this cake in Okashi's cookbook yesterday too but I don't have time to bake so I just come to your place to ask for a few slices to try.

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    1. Jessie,no problem. Must take extra for your kids and hubby.

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  30. 特别有风味的一道下午茶。很温馨哦。

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  31. Very fine texture cake - must be very good.

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  32. This looks gorgeous, Ann. I made Earl Grey Cupcakes long ago, and this cake reminds me that I love that flavor in cakes. I really like that you can see the actual tea in the slices---I can just taste (and smell) it now!

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    1. Hi Sue, Thank you! I remember I made the first tea cake more than two years ago with English tea. Really delicious.

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  33. Ann,
    I know I will love this Earl grey butter cake :)
    Hope I could have a piece now :D
    Love your pretty tea cups too!!
    mui

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  34. Ann, same like you I love Earl Grey Tea too. I have tried earl grey tea chiffon cake before. Will like to try your earl grey cake soon. Thank you for sharing :)

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  35. Hi Anncoo,
    Just bought this book when back in Msia few weeks ago, gonna try the recipe soon!
    your earl grey tea cake look good!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, No wonder didn't see you post for quite sometime. Must have an enjoyable holiday back in Msia.

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  36. i am really attracted by the look of your ear grey cake! i've never baked anything with earl grey :)

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    1. Lena, have a try. Can use any type of English tea. You'll find the cake very fragrant and delicious.

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  37. Ann, I have a lot of earl grey tea at home, must try some baking on it. This cake looks nice, I have not got any bake from Okaishi even had the book for so long :P

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    1. Jess, you must try Okashi's recipe. Her bakes are very easy to follow and delicious too!

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  38. Cake looks so good! Hope to make one too!

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  39. Your cake looks really good.

    Can I just ask if you used up all the lemon syrup?

    Thanks for sharing,
    Esther

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    1. No I didn't. Only brush more on the cake.

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  40. can i make this in a bundt pan?

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    1. Hi Emily, yes you can.
      Happy Chinese New Year!

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    2. happy chinese new year to you too!
      also, do you think I would have to double the recipe to fit the pan? or is it enough?

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    3. Hi Emily,

      Normal bundt pan is 4-5 eggs but you have to check the size of your own pan on how many eggs did you used in your previous bake.

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  41. Made this for my mum's birthday yesterday and she loved it! She's a huge fan of earl grey. Thank you!!

    Any tips on how to make the cake more fluffy though? I thought it was a bit too dense... (:

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    1. Hi, This cake is not dense type because with honey added. You might have over mixed the batter or lower the temperature a little when you bake this cake again.

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    2. Thank you for the tips! Will try baking this cake again! (:

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