I made this cake awhile back and it tasted delicious! Hi Wendy! Honestly, one of the best cakes I’ve ever made! Amazing. Tea is comforting. I wouldn’t fully replace it but you can swap half of it out if you like. Especially with the honey. We put what we could into our (already packed and very small) second fridge/freezer, but there was still a lot left in the fridge. ** Add vanilla bean paste and mix until incorporated. Maybe that’s the key to making it moist? Can’t wait to try this out. What can I do if I can’t find any Earl Grey tea finely ground but only Earl Grey tea leaf (or like the Lipton/twinnings tea bag)? Moist enough, (I still used the earl grey syrup, but even without, it was moist), not too dense. Hi AH! You should double the recipe for three 9″ pans. Hi Chris! It will be fine on the counter overnight, but the frosting will be quite soft. Bake for approx. It was a big hit. Since this is an earl grey tea cake flavor, I’m afraid the flavor will not pair well. It should be fairly similar, I would just swap it one for one. Hi! These cupcakes use oil instead of butter, which make them almost as easy to make as a box mix cake. How should I store this cake(already frosted) if I was serving it the next day? Because it’s a winner. It’s in the first step of the Assembly, you brush it onto the cake layers , Hi there! I was only going to put the earl grey syrup on one layer – should i do this in advance or when assembling? I added culinary grade lavender flowers to the milk, the batter, and the syrup and it was so aromatic and delicious. Leave at room temp or refrigerate. I left the cakes in their tins overnight but the next morning when I went to decorate, the cakes had deflated and looked quite dense and wet in the middle (but it was still cooked through). Hi L! It was refrigerated overnight, and left outside (albeit in the shade) in 78° weather, for and 1 and 1/2 hrs before being eaten, and it held up well. I ended up doing a simple swirl topping, did not brave the ganache haha. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, tea,and salt until well combined. 1 tsp. Just so maybe the cAke will be more moist? Only thing, it was just too sweet. Thank you for sharing this recipe. . Thanks! Kind Regards, https://www.notquitenigella.com/2016/02/23/earl-grey-london-fog-cake He absolutely loved the earl grey cake because of the texture, but I want to change it up and make something new for him. So glad you loved this cake and happy belated birthday to you . So happy to hear that you love it!! hello, I’m planning on making this for my gr ma’s birthday soon and im planning on testing this recipe out next week, I’m wondering if you could give me the measurement for a regular sized birthday cake for around 8 people? Hi there! Would it make a difference if I used oat milk and whole wheat flour for this recipe?? That would either be due to overbaking or too much flour. I followed the instruction closely for the swiss meringue buttercream and it came out perfect too. Hi Olivia! I made 2 6″ stacked gluten-free early grey tea cakes with lemon curd and a Swiss Meringue Buttercream (from another LivForCake recipe), flavored with about 5 TBPS of Elderflower Cordial. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I really appreciate it! Hi Vincent! or was it too short? You’ll just need to reduce the baking time. Dear Olivia, Hi Erin! Hi Mitch! Can I ask would you have a mascarpone cream/custard recipe? Regarding the cake shrinking – is it possible the batter was overmixed or the cakes were overbaked? This is the best cake ever <3. What do you think? Haha! Thank you! Let me know how it turns out! Thank you! The layers will be slightly thinner, but just barely. Every part of this recipe was spot on. The cake has a fairly strong earl grey flavour (to me), which is why I chose to pair it with a simple vanilla buttercream. I tried the cake and I absolutely love it! Is it possible it was overbaked? I think this recipe will work great! You can use cake flour no problem. You’d need a very tall pan to bake all of the cake batter at once, or a very large one. How much of it do you use? I have not had success with carton egg whites myself — the meringue won’t whip up properly. Would you recommend palm fruit shortening or ghee or lard? Definitely test your baking powder, but also is it possible the cake batter was overmixed? And this butter cake recipe was my latest try. 35mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Let me know how it turns out . I am cookie, I am cake: I AM EARL GREY MADELEINE! I’ve made it a few times now, and every time the reviews have been unanimous: amazing!! I hope you like it . Hi Mai! Thank you! Is it possible that the cake was underbaked? 6 Earl Grey tea bags ½ cup unsalted butter, melted halfway 2 eggs 1 teaspoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract I don’t recommend it as it will take a long time to make. Thank you!! Hi Yvette! I am a novice baker and have probably made less than 10 homemade cakes (thus far) in my life. Flavor was good but damn it was DRY. I made this cake for my cousin’s birthday and it was such a hit! You can try 1/3 the recipe and do that three times. Hi Rachel! Hi Theo! Hi Liv, I made this recipe last week. Getting to like the flavour of the tea, I started to try it on other bake. Thanks, Bonnie. Hi there, can I use handheld mixer in this recipe? I ran the converter tool again and it should be fixed. I made this for a theme cake for my daughter’s 13th birthday. Turn heat off and steep for 10mins. Hi Grace! So happy everyone loved it, thanks for the feedback . Caster sugar is finer than granulated — you can use that but it might be a bit sweeter. Hi Emily! I prefer the traditional one, although mine has a bit of a twist too. And do you swap out something else (like some of the sugar)? In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, tea,and salt until well combined. That can cause for a denser cake. I’m not sure you could really use them for anything . This helps especially if the cakes are overbaked and a bit dry. Hi Olivia! Try the the one from this recipe from this post: https://livforcake.com/eggnog-cake/ Thanks for the amazing recipe! Repeat until all combined. Earl Grey Cake With Vanilla Bean Buttercream. Wondering if I’d be able to tweak the buttercream and make it lemon buttercream? Mine are all 2″ tall but 3″ will work fine too. Bake at the same temperature, but check them after 15mins or so as they may be done by then. The cake is tender, moist and has has such a lovely, delicate flavor. hi!! It actually had nothing to do with my baking at all (hah! Do I need to butter and flour the parchment as well? The latter can add too much flour to a recipe. How did you go with yours? Fill 400g of batter into a 500g rectangular butter cake mould. Definitely will try your other cake recipes too! I thought it was just on its last legs and that we should probably look at buying one on the weekend. I made this for my birthday just over the weekend with two layers of 8 inch round. But I added the buttercream and left it in the fridge overnight, and it turned out great. This is not a light and fluffy cake recipe . Place bowl over a double boiler on the stove and whisk constantly until the mixture is hot (160F) and no longer grainy to the touch (approx. Hi Traci! Hi Shelly! You may also enjoy Tessa’s Raspberry Earl Grey Cake. Here’s a site I use as a guideline: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html. I always use baking strips — this cake was made with them. x. Hi Liv, i was wondering if i could make one layer with a 9 by 3 pan how would i change the measurements for the cake? I also reduced all sugar by half and it was still sweet! (2) the flavor of the cake was lovely, and when they came out of the oven, they looked like they were the right texture. For transport — I would chill or freeze them first so the buttercream is very firm and transport in a cooler or a car with A/C if possible. Sabrina Berg. It’s a pretty neutral flavour, but you can try an American buttercream if you prefer or a cream cheese frosting. I don’t know but this recipe is 100% a keeper. Hi Cheryl! Hi dear just wondering if this cake freezes well. Thankfully they had one they could deliver on Saturday, so it wouldn’t be too bad. I can’t wait to try some others – thanks Olivia, this is one of my favorite sites with spot on recipes! Unfortunately, they said they weren’t qualified to assess that and that I’d need to call an electrician, but to leave all the breakers off. Our place is 30 years old (we’ve only been here for a year) and has had some work done to it. I used Cream of Earl Grey tea in the cake, but you can use any kind you like. My family thought the cake was quite dense, however the taste was wonderful and it went really well with the buttercream. Pound cake is a very simple cake that’s perfect for beginning bakers. Alternate adding flour mixture and Earl Grey milk, beginning and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 of milk). Tried this today. He prefers lighter flavors (white cake) and cream cheese. And yay for trying the cake strips I swear they are the most used thing in my kitchen. It depends on how thick the layers are — how full were the pans? Hi! 2 tsp. Allow cakes to cool completely. I made this last night for a friend’s birthday party. Can I just say how flattered I am that you’re working your way through my recipes?! No, the batter should be baked right away. Hi Caroline! If yes, what would be your recommendations for storage? I’m so happy that you liked this cake! In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Please see my full. Thanks for the sweet comment and for your tips! See this post for details. am making this today, can I use cake flour, and do I meed to increase to 2 1/4 cup + 2tbsp? I am probably the most dramatic person (according to my husband) and I would have called the cops in a heartbeat, and yeah, my mind races so fast, I’ve already thought of about a dozen scenarios of my death from some minuscule happening. Regarding the dense cake — did it rise ok? I was cringing at the amount I would be charged for this emergency visit. I used homemade cake strips for the first time (tea towel and foil), and I think I kept too much water in the tea towel because the cakes looked soggy after I took them out of the oven, so I left the simple syrup out. Bring to room temp and rewhip before using. Omg! Can I also ask, if I wanted to make this a 2 layer cake with 8” or 9” pans, would I need to change the bake temp or time? If i just want to use one cake tin (one layer) what should i set the serving size to. How To Make Vegan Earl Grey Tea Loaf: (For ingredients and full instructions see the recipe card below) The fruit needs to be soaked overnight before you bake the cake so do bear that in mind before you start! Some of the stuff here has been DIY’d, and I have no idea what’s inside the walls. 1/2 cup Sugar. Moist and delicious, everyone raved about it. Hi Michelle! Hi Giulia! Hi Chris! if i wanted to change the all purpose flour to cake flour, would the measurement still be the same amount or slightly more? It really was spectacular! Is there a way to use vanilla in liquid form instead of paste? I was so relived it wasn’t something in the walls!! You are so good at decorating cakes! Make the Earl Grey cupcakes: In a medium saucepan, combine milk and Earl Grey tea bags and bring to a boil over high heat. I hope that helps! Hi Jamie! Your email address will not be published. At least over here I’m not 100% sure on the cream cheese, but I think it would be fine. I am new to your site and I have fallen in love with this cake. Yes, on top of the parchment. The latter can pack in a lot more flour. Whoops, meant that I subbed cake flour for AP flour. I can’t wait to hear what you’ll make next! Was just wondering how I should adjust the ingredient measurements if I want to use a 4 inch cake tin and make 2 layers instead of 6 inch? I’d had an Earl Grey Cake on my radar for a while now, but it seemed like more of a “Fall” type cake (cozy sweaters, warm tea, etc. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Hi Diana! I made this for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was delicious! Hi Sabrina! I used 2x 8″ stainless steel cake rounds, and have a gas oven ended up baking them for about 40min after turning them halfway through. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you! Hi Violet! Here’s a site I use as a guideline: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html Baking temp would stay the same but timing could differ. Ooo a colored white chocolate ganache sounds cool – yes would love the proportions/recipe if you have a good one for that! So many cakes! I’ve reduced the sugar by 1/3 and it turned out just right. Two questions for you: (1) My buttercream came out really glossy, like it was melting (but it didn’t, it just looked like it could melt). Menara Star, 15 Jalan 16/11, Petaling Jaya 46350 Selangor. Oh thanks for the reply! The Earl Grey syrup is optional (I forgot to add it even though I had it made), but it will enhance the flavour of the cake even more, and will add moisture. Thanks for your suggestions! Amazing! But I also didn’t want out place to burn down, so… I literally had an internal pep talk before I dialled the number. Also when measuring yoru flour, be sure to spoon and level it rather than scooping. I’m so happy you loved it . Hi Hope! I baked this cake on 2 separate occasions but both times the cake turned out a bit dense and not as fluffy as i thought it would be. In typical Olivia fashion, I started to freak out, half-finished cake still sitting on the counter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I think 2 Tbsp would be fine and won’t hurt the recipe, but a great way to add moisture is to add Simple Syrup to the baked cake layers. And I received rave reviews. Look forward to making this this week! Thanks for the feedback! Earl Grey Madeleines Recipe adapted from 101 Cookbooks yield: 7-8 large madeleines. Hi Olivia, Thinking of doing a lavender honey buttercream with this, thoughts???? Did it turn out allright? For the Frosting: Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 week for freeze for 3 mos. Hello! This confirmed my fears that it was something electrical. Thank you very much for your helpful advice! Is it ok to use the stuff in the actual tea bags? Have you ever made cupcakes with this recipe?? The cakes should bake close to the top of them. I made this cake for my daughter’s graduation since we are huge earl grey tea fans….we absolutely loved this cake! Hi Pooja! Pour over the dry ingredients and stir just until the dough is combined. I can’t wait to use the earl grey syrup and frost it with my blackberry Italian meringue buttercream and fresh berries. Let us know what you think if you do! How do you get such a clean edge and even colour on the sides of your cake? 5-10mins)). Thanks Liv! Let me know how it turns out! I use evenbake cake strips (http://amzn.to/2wWkAZP) on all my cake pans. . Add in the warm melted butter and pulse until mixture is mixed well. Earl Grey Yogurt Butter Cake I bought a new box of Earl Grey Tea to bake Earl Grey Longan Sweet Bread. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. Hi there! I have a more detailed post about it here: https://livforcake.com/swiss-meringue-buttercream-recipe/. Add vanilla. However, i wanted to know if i could bake the cake in a pan all together and then level it into layers? Chocolate can be tricky to work with sometimes. However, I noticed a discrepancy in the number of egg whites used when I switched from the US customary units to the metric one. That will help add more flavour. The only thing that didnt quite work according to recipe was the meringue for the buttercream – it took forever to get to 160°F, which meant a lot of hand whipping while it was heating up, but that might just be my shitty stove. I am also planning to bake it in mini cake pans- im creating a British tea party celebration for Christmas for someone who needs a bit of pepping up . Cake is comforting. For three 8″ pans, 1.5x the recipe by increasing the Servings to 18. Hi Liv! The buttercream imperfect, not overly sweet but with enough richness to complement the cake and let you know you are eating something special. Thank you! Hi there, Should I refrigerate the batter in between layers, or leave it on the counter? Brush with 2-3 Tbsp of the Earl Grey syrup. If you have a hand mixer you can make the cake no problem. It took me a while to make because I wanted to follow everything exactly, and I’ve never made this type of buttercream before, but it was totally worth it. Please help! Thank you very much for the great recipe!!!! My whole family raved about it! I made this cake for my birthday this past Thursday, and it was honestly the best cake I’ve had. Delicately flavored but you can definitely taste the earl grey, moist, light… great recipe! I was just wondering if I reduce the serving size of the cake from 12 to 6, do I still need 3 6″ baking pans and the same cooking time? Hi Jane! Hi Liv, this looks like the perfect cake to bake for my friend’s 40th next weekend! I checked all the ingredients were in date and fresh, I made sure the temperature was right for all of them, followed the steps exactly, didn’t over mix. But I’m so glad it was just the fridge and yay for getting new appliances! Hi Mary! I recommend mixing on low when adding the flour and only till just incorporated. The popsicle was basically mush. I can’t wait to do this cake, I’ll let you know how it turns out , Please do! Pour half the batter into each pan. I didnt know it would be a bit dense. I just discard the loose tea in my organics bin. Be sure to refrigerate the unused cake batter until it gets baked. You can keep it on the counter or refrigerate , Hi, I was wondering what depth the pan should be? My mother has requested it for her birthday, but since I work full-time I won’t have time to bake it the day-of. Thank you so much! I recommend removing the cakes from their pans after 10mins. Would the 6 by 2 be deep enough? Ooookay, so off I went to the appliance store (alone, Ryan was at work and the shop closes at 5:30pm, seriously) to buy one that day. Would any ingredient ratios need ti be changed if I did so? I was wondering if adding a hint of orange to the frosting would be good as the tea already has orange in it. Hi Shahirah! I probably used a half teaspoon of lavender at each phase. Hi Sharon! Thank you again! Icing the cake was a bit of a pain but I got it done after some time and garnished the cake with fresh strawberry slices. I cannot wait to try this, my Mums favourite thing is Blackcurrant tea, so I’m trying it with that. Hello!! I made the buttercream on Wednesday and took the cake out, frosted and everything no problem. Repeat with remaining layers. Thank you so much! Hi Amber! And how much batter should go into each pan? So I did. This cake is absolutely tasty! 6 Earl Grey Tea Bags. Strange that it took so long to reach 160F. If you wanted to get a bit fancy, you could do a white chocolate ganache drip and color it lavender, or something like that (the ratios for that are different than a dark choco ganache, so let me know if oyu want to go that route and I’ll give you the proportions). I didn’t know if letting the batter stand and not bake straight away would affect the cake texture. Hi Poonam! Hi C.J.! I reduced the butter and sugar by a few tablespoons and subbed AP flour for cake. Thank god. I bet it looked beautiful! Butter, Melted. Hi Sarah! I followed the recipe closely except for (1) 1 cup brown sugar (as opposed to 1.5 cup sugar) and used a (2) 8″ x 8″ pan. As you might already know from my Insta stories, this cake was a bit of a labour of love as much testing was needed to perfect the recipe. Hi Jared! My goal one day is to make all of yours :)…5 down, lots to go! The buttercream will need to be rewhipped before use to fluff it up again. If I can’t grind the earl grey tea (we don’t have a grinder), it there any other alternative or can I leave it out? I just want to say, I was super impressed with this cake. Thank you! Hi Dawn! I don’t have either of those, but I do have a mascarpone frosting here: https://livforcake.com/tiramisu-cake/. You can totally use it for cupcakes. Might experiment anyway since my husband loves earl grey. It was keeping things cool-ish as it died, but by Saturday morning when we opened it up, the air that came out of there was warmer than the air outside. Here’s some more info: https://livforcake.com/simple-syrup-recipe/ I can’t wait to hear what you try next! ), but it certainly made for a more eventful Thursday than I had planned. ASAP. Hi Mai! It was very moist and had a great flavor. Thank you! Thanks again. And for sure — you can add some lemon zest and/or a bit of lemon juice to it. Hi there! Baking Powder. Salt. I signed up just so I could leave a comment. Mix unsalted butter, caster sugar … Do you think I can add earl grey oil to enhance the flavor? For the Cake: Cool the layers, double wrap in plastic wrap, freeze for up to 3 mos. Generally I only cube butter if it’s really cold – just don’t want to use warm butter if it’s supposed to be cold!!! From Classic Cakes to Holiday favorites and everything in between. I could hear their sirens as I was pacing the floor, wondering if somehow they could be discreet (lol). Haha yesss! Definitely email over some pics as I’d love to see! I haven’t used those cupcake liners myself, but I wouldn’t fill more than 2/3 full. Hi Clare! There is nothing quite like having to call the fire department while you’re in the middle of making a cake. I haven’t tried it with GF flour but the baking time should be similar. Just a couple questions about the Earl Grey Syrup. Super stoked to try out your recipe for the upcoming mother’s day. I wiped all my utensils and bowl with lemon juice before making the meringue. It depends on the recipe and the size you make your cupcakes but most should make about 18-24 . The process of making this Earl Grey tea cake is as easy as making other quick breads like banana bread.The main difference is that you have to start by infusing milk with Earl Grey tea bags as a means of getting its wonderful flavour into the cake … Bring to a boil and simmer 2 mins. https://serenalissy.com/chocolate-cake-earl-grey-buttercream I made the cake on a Monday in two 9 inch cake tins instead of three 6 inch, let it cool a bit before taking it out of the cake tin then let it cool completely before wrapping it up tightly in saran wrap then putting it in the fridge. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan. My partner wanted this cake for his birthday so I gave it a try, Yeah it was a little work and I’d never made a buttercream that way, but everything comes together so light and there is even a brightness in it from the tea I assume? I am using the tulip cupcake holders. Does it need to go in the fridge while I wait? I want to make this so bad! You don’t have to love tea to love this cake! Without seeing a picture of the buttercream, to me it sounds like it was maybe too warm? Hi Natasha! Otherwise you can change the Servings to 8 and use those amounts. Hi Angie! They checked stuff out as much as they could, using their heat sensor things, but couldn’t find anything. I will definitely be making this cake again. I also made homemade cake strips using wet paper towels and aluminum foil, and the folding trick to cut the parchment to fit the pans (I’ve never done either of these things so it was great to learn!). My cake didn’t come out so moist. https://livforcake.com/ermine-frosting/. 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