I love the flavours that a good cup of earl grey provides and combining with the citrus flavour of cardamon this cake is perfect for afternoon tea.
This is what I did...
175g caster sugar
3 eggs at room temperature
175g self raising flour
5g Earl Grey tea leaves (2 tea bags)
Seeds of 5 cardamon pods, crushed
Pre heat the oven to 180C fan
1 - Combine the flour, tea leaves and cardamon and leave on one side
2 - Mix together the butter and caster sugar until light and creamy
3 - Mix in the eggs one at a time with a little of the flour to prevent curdling
4 - Add the remaining flour and mix well until all of the ingredients are evenly combined together
5 - Pour the cake mixture into a prepared cake tin and place in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 40 minutes
6 - Once the cake is thoroughly baked leave in the tin for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and allowing to cool on a cooling rack
To finish sift over icing sugar and serve.
This cake has such a light texture with a lovely fragrant taste. It really is the perfect slice of cake for afternoon tea or at any time of day!
I am sharing my recipe with:
Casa Costello - Bake of the Week
A Mummy Too - Recipe of the Week
Honest Mum - Tasty Tuesdays
Supergolden Bakes - #CookBlogShare
JibberJabberUK - Love Cake