Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gillian's dreamy Earl Grey Tea Cake

This cake is simply to die for !!! You simply MUST try it - either for afternoon tea, or for a scrumptious dessert served with cream, custard or icecream. Mmmmmmmm..............

Earl Grey Tea Cake

1.5 cups of chopped fresh dates

1 tsp bicarb soda

 1 cup of brewed earl grey tea

 2 apples peeled and grated

1 1/4 cup of self raising flour

3/4 cup of brown sugar – for a lighter version, use raw sugar and a tablespoon of golden syrup

150 grams butter melted – if you prefer a less “greasy” cake, reduce the butter to 80g- it still works well

2 tsp of natural vanilla extract

4 eggs

Preheat Oven to 180C. Line baking loaf tin with baking paper. Place dates, bicarb of soda and tea in a bowl. I left the tea bag in the bowl during this time for around 10 minutes. Using a barmix or hand held blender, blend the mixture till smooth. Set aside. Mix flour, apple and sugar in a bowl till combined. Add in butter, vanilla, eggs and date mixture. Mix well with wooden spoon.

Spoon into loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes till cooked when tested with a skewer.

Rest and cool before removing from tin.


  1. You had me at cake ! I will be trying this out, sounds delish.

  2. Waa Blogger ate my comment!!
    I meant to say - the cake looks awesome and I am going to make it :-D

    The dates - can I buy them just from the regular dried fruit/spices etc section of the supermarket??

  3. Hey Esz, you can use the dates in a bag from the cooking section (near the coconut, flour etc) or fresh ones are usually in a box in the fruit section...
    PS I love the round cake pan shape, much easier to cut a lovely slice and dollop with King Island cream!


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