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Bake This For Your Tea Obsessed Mom for Mothers Day

April 18, 2022

With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better way to show your love for her than with something you made yourself? We all love our Mom and Mother’s day is the perfect time to show her how much we actually love and care for her, and most importantly appreciate her. This sweet and simple earl grey tea cake is the perfect treat for your mom on this special day. It’s easy to pull together and is so delicious she will think you had it professionally made.

This earl grey cake is so elevated yet so easy to make. Making the tea infusion for this cake is as simple as steeping your tea in milk before adding it to the cake mix. All you need to do is steep your loose leaf tea in whole milk. Once steeped, you strain and add to your cake mixture. Viola! The tea flavor lends itself perfectly to a simple vanilla cake. The best part? You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now! The flavor is light, sweet and perfect for breakfast, or lunch or really any time.  Because cake needs no excuse does it?

How to Make The Cake

Making this cake is just like making any other cake with the acceptation of steeping your tea before adding in your milk! We used a bundt pan but if you do not have one of those lying around, one 9-inch round will work, too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp of loose leaf Earl Grey
  • Powdered sugar as topping

How to prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a Bundt pan by buttering the pan and lightly dusting with flour. Set aside.
  3. Heat up the 1 cup of milk (you can simply microwave your milk or put it in a pan on low heat), then add the tea leaves to the hot milk and let steep at least 10 minutes. Strain the milk and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  6. Then add vanilla, and mix well.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and baking powder.
  8. To the butter mix, add 1/3 of the flour mix, then 1/2 of the tea milk. Repeat until all combined.
  9. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  11. Once the cake has baked, let it cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then turn the cake out onto a plate, and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Don’t have earl grey laying around? This recipe can easily have substitutions for the type of tea used! Our recommendations are lavender, chamomile or any citrus-y flavor teas like cinnamon orange spice.

Not in the mood for baking? We have you covered. Here are some simple ideas that you can do to pair with tea time!

Tea sandwiches

Dainty finger food is a staple at tea parties from Victorian style to modern. You can make your own sandwich fillings and serve them in triangles of crustless bread. Fillings may include chicken salad, salmon, curried egg salad, and turkey!

Jam-filled biscuits

Get store-bought jam-filled biscuits in flavors like strawberry, marmalade, and cherry. Then, serve them in pretty silver trays.

Mini fruit tarts

Tea time food offerings without the presence of sweets are unthinkable. When it comes to sweets, mini fruit tarts are a fabulous offering to snack on!