How did I get making this and ever since baking it, when we first came to Canada after 4 days of staying in a hotel we moved into the apartment, it was Sunday and late in the evening when we realized we do not have the ingredients to make the morning tea, so off I was sent to the only 24 Hr convenience store near the apartment to buy some Sugar, Milk and Tea. The sugar and milk was easy, when it came to tea well I never made one till then, nor shopped for one. So when I saw Earl Grey Tea I just picked that and walked out not knowing at that time that it cannot be cooked as an Indian Tea. Well the next day in the morning when mama opened the bag for the tea she was like what, but they had no option but had black tea that day. Ever since we had that box in the house with just 2 tea bags used we did not feel like throwing it too, till I saw Anna Olson's Sugar on Food Network, in her Tea Episode she baked this cake and immediately after watching that show I baked one too and it was delicious and now I always have Earl Grey Tea at home. This is so easy and quick to make. You can find the original recipe here. This is how I make it, we prefer it less sweet.

2 cups hot brewed earl grey tea
1 cup raisins
2.5 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup butter, room temperature

Glaze Do not miss doing this.
2 tbsp hot brewed earl grey tea
6 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Pre Heat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf Pan well.
  2. Soak the raisins in the hot earl grey tea. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl sift the flour, sugar baking powder, salt, cinnamon and black pepper together.
  4. Cut the butter in the flour thoroughly. Mix well.
  5. Add the tea with the raisins and mix till well combined.
  6. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or till a tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool it for 10 minutes in the pan.
  8. Remove from pan and place it on a wire rack. Place a plate below the wire rack.
  9. Stir the 6 tbsp sugar into the hot tea and brush it over the loaf.

This goes to Meeta of What's For Lunch Honey? Monthly Mingle - Coffee and Tea

5th day of RM2

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Unknown said...

Good and new idea of baking a cake using tea. sure needs a try.

Unknown said...

wow... cake using tea is really excellant ... really super... thxs for sharing dear...

Divya Kudua said...

Great idea..have never come across a recipe which uses brewed must have tasted divine..!!

Bhawana said...

t-cake is literally give tempting and mouthwatering look. Soooooo lovely pic. I bookmarked it.

Anonymous said...

Thts really unusual recipe..i mean i have heard having cake with tea,but baking cake with tea?wow u r surely into innovative cooking !

Priya Suresh said...

Cake with tea..wat a great idea..really superb n looks delicious...need to try this cake..will do very soon..

Anonymous said...

Hi.. My first time here, and u have a very nice place.

Loved the idea of the tea loaf!!

Your veg fried rice looks really great with all the rice so distinct and separate.

raaji said...

good good for a mrng bfast......

Arundathi said...

what a cool idea! nice looking loaf and mustve tasted really unusual with the tea!

kamala said...

I dont like coffee or tea..But the loaf is so moist Medha

Unknown said...

A oaf with brewed tea sounds perfect.. You can send this to Meeta's Monthly Mingle:Coffee n tea.

CurryLeaf said...

Lovely loaf.I too love tea,though I baked coffee cookies.If nterested send it to Monthly Mingle: coffee and tea at Meeta's

Unknown said...

Thats a neat idea of using up the tea you bought:)

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Unknown said...

Tea and cake all in one ? looks good medha, have to taste it.

Uma said...

ooh, the cake looks great Medhaa! Fabulous.

Kalai said...

Delicious way of using up earl grey tea! This is definitely my kind of tea cake! :)

Anonymous said...

The loaf looks lovely! Great idea!

Unknown said...

excellant looks so yummy

Pavani said...

it looks really yummy..i love these type of cakes so much...

Meeta K said...

looks lovely and moist. wonderful idea! thanks for joining us at the mm!

lakshmi said...

this loaf sounds and look very exciting, specially the glaze - bookmarked for future reference

Vaishali said...

This sounds like a really unusual and cool bread. Nice job, Medhaa.

Raaga said...

lovely cake :-)

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