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Longan-Oolong Tea Cakes


Saw this Longan Oolong Tea Cakes recipe in a local magazine Women's Weekly before the Chinese New Year holidays. The original recipe was to use fresh lychees but I changed it to dried longan from my pantry instead. I think this is a perfect combo with Chinese tea. So I quickly baked them in one of the weekends during my holiday break. The original recipe stated that this recipe would yield 10 mini cakes but I managed to get 35 using different mini moulds.  As I don't quite like the idea of keeping cakes for long, very most 3 -5 days. I gave some away and kept 10 pieces of these tea cakes for ourselves. The cake had a crusty top just after baked with an after taste of dried longan but not much of the Oolong flavour. Next time I'll add some chopped walnuts in the cake to give little crunch. 

Longan-Oolong Tea Cakes

    50g Dried longan, cut to small pieces
    150ml Hot water with 4tsp Oolong tea leaves
    170g Butter, softened
    240g Brown sugar (used 200g caster sugar)
    2 Eggs
    280g Plain flour
    2 tsp Baking powder
    pinch of salt

  • Soak 150ml hot water with 4 tsp Oolong tea leaves for 20 minutes, drain well.  Warm up Oolong tea in microwave at high heat for 1 minute. Add dried longan pieces into Oolong tea and soak for 30 minutes.
  • Cream butter and sugar until pale. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt over. Mix well at low speed.
  • Add dried longan and tea. Fold well with a rubber spatula.
  • Spoon mixture into desire (greased) moulds at 3/4 full. Bake at preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool cakes slightly, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.


    50克 桂圆肉,切小粒
    150毫升 热水浸泡4大茶匙乌龙茶叶
    170克 软牛油
    240克 黑糖 (我用200克白糖)
    2个 全蛋
    280克 面粉
    2茶匙 发粉

  • 150毫升沸水浸泡 4茶匙乌龙茶叶20分钟,滤出茶水在碗里,再把茶水放到微波炉里加热一钟,倒入桂圆肉浸泡30分钟。
  • 用中速度将牛油和细糖打至发, 然后调慢速度加入鸡蛋, 鸡蛋必须分次加入。
  • 筛入面粉,发粉和盐,用底速度拌匀。
  • 加入浸泡好的桂圆乌龙茶,用橡胶刮刀翻拌均匀即可。
  • 将面糊倒入小模内八分满,放入预热180度烤箱,烘烤约20分钟致金黄色。(小摸子涂上少许牛油方便脱模,纸杯之外)
  • 蛋糕出炉后,静待约五分钟,脱模放在架上冷却。
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Enjoy and hope you have a wonderful week ahead!


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  1. 早安好。丰富有益养生的小蛋糕,娘子绝对不会错过。哈哈哈 ~

  2. this is such a lovely and homely spread for tea.... i love to be invited

  3. 哇。。。我应该还没有错过这样元气养生的小蛋糕吧!!我自己来。。。嘻嘻!!

  4. Hi Ann,

    These little cakes are full of Asian flavours! Like the creativity of this recipe :D


  5. sound healthy and good, remind me I have so long did not bake some cupcakes!

  6. Ann, these are such pretty cakes with very exotic flavours!

  7. 元气养生的小蛋糕, 口味一定也很特别。。:)

  8. These mini cuppies look so cute. Must taste great with a cup of Oolong tea!

  9. Looks very special and delicious, will definitely give a try! Thanks for sharing.. :))

  10. Very special cake. I like the cup liners.

  11. 你做了好多,不介意我来分食吧??

  12. 很特别口味的蛋糕, 我也要一个!

  13. jong belegen kaasMarch 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    surely tasty with longan and tea..such a creative flavour. like a tea party going on ur place

  14. A fantastic combo of flavours, Ann, and they remind me of HOME .-))

  15. Tea and dried longans... sounds unique!

  16. I saw a recipe using dried longan too but didn't bake it yet because not sure how it will turn out…..yours look so cute and delicious! Maybe I'll try one day out of curiosity:D

  17. Ann, love the combo of longan and tea! like the super cute cupcake liner as well as the flower ring shape of the cake! saw a FB user drew two super cuties hide behind and in your cake, that really so cute!!

  18. 加了龙眼干,一定很美味。

  19. 用茶做蛋糕,再加上龙眼干。。。口味独特又清新,好棒哦·!

  20. Hi Ann, I got attracted by the title, ie Longan Oolong cake. I recall that you made a cake using tea leaves b4 but this looks like a different recipe. The mini bundt pan looks the cutest hoh?

  21. This must taste really unique with the flavours of tea leaves and the longans.