Monday, 30 March 2015

Japanese Cherry Tea and Almond Cake

If you are a regular reader you will know that I love to experiment with different tea in my bakes.

We buy a lot of our loose teas from The Tea Experience who are a local company. They stock the most unusual, delicious teas! A couple of weeks ago they kindly sent me some samples to try baking with. One of the samples that they sent was a Japanese Cherry Tea which has a lovely aroma and flavour which I knew it would go perfectly with almond.

That is how I created this cake.

This is what I did...

Japanese Cherry Tea and Almond Cake


200g baking spread
200g caster sugar
4 eggs
200g self raising flour
180mls boiling water
150 - 200g red cherry jam
75g flaked almonds


Pre heat the oven to 180C

1 - Place the Japanese Cherry Tea in a cup and pour over the boiling water. Leave the tea to stew for 10 minutes

2 - Mix together the baking spread and caster sugar until they are light and creamy

3 - Gradually add the eggs with a little flour to prevent curdling

4 - Fold in the remaining flour

5 - Strain the tea and pour into the cake batter along with 50g of the flaked almonds and mix in thoroughly 

6 - Divide the mixture evenly into two sandwich tins, sprinkle over the remaining 25g of flaked almonds over the top of one of the cakes, this will become the top sponge

7 - Place the tins in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 30 minutes

8 - Once thoroughly baked remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and allowing to cool completely on a cooling rack

9 - Once completely cooled spread the jam on the base sponge

10 - Place the top sponge with the almond topping on the top

This cake is a deliciously light, moist cake. The almond combined with the Japanese Almond tea and cherry jam compliment each other perfectly.

Enjoy x

I am sharing my recipe with Honest Mum - Tasty Tuesdays

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  1. Loving the sound the tea, and the cake looks gorgeous. It reminds me of bakewell tarts. Bet it was lovely

  2. How pretty is your cake! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x


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