Earl Grey Pound Cake

Earl Grey black tea is one of the most popular afternoon tea. Adding Earl Grey into the traditional pound cake gives the cake a delightful fragrance, as well as making the cake less heavy to eat – after all the pound cake has nearly a pound of butter in it!

Yield: 3 small loaves

Ingredients

  • 2tsp Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 250g Icing sugar
  • 5 Eggs, room temperature
  • 100g Evaporated milk
  • 320g sifted flour
  • 5g baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, grated
  • 300g Butter, unsalted, softened

 

Directions

  1. Grind the Earl Grey tea to powder using pestle and mortar.
  2.  Beat butter, adding icing sugar gradually till the mixture becomes pale.
  3. Add eggs one by one, mix well each time before adding another egg.
  4. Add evaporated milk, flour and baking powder.
  5. Mix in finely ground tea leaves and lemon zest.
  6. Place batter into 3 cake tins.
  7. Bake in the convection oven at 170ºC for 45 minutes.

 

 

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