Friday, 5 February 2010

Earl Grey Loaf Cake

This is a very simple loaf cake for occasions when you want something sweet but nothing too decadent. This recipe is adapted from one that a colleague gave me.
Earl Grey Loaf Cake
Preheat oven 175c.
3 bags of earl grey tea ( leaves removed from bag )
60 ml boiling water
80ml milk
150g butter
160g sugar
2 eggs
200g Self Raising flour
Icing ( optional )
230g icing sugar
1.5 tbsp marmalade
3 tbsp orange juice - ( u can use water if you don't have any oranges )\
Beat butter and sugar til soft and fluffy. Seep tea leaves in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Add cold milk to tea. Add eggs to butter mixture. Fold in 1/2 the flour , then 1/2 the milk into the butter mixture. Repeat. Spoon mixture into a 900lb loaf tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
To make icing-
Stir in orange juice and marmalade into icing sugar to make a slight sticky but runny icing and pour onto cake when its cooled down. The icing will help seal in the flavour of the cake.


Little Nutbrown Hare said...

100 times improvement in pictures, the pancake lens are worth it right? 3rd picture is excellent.

pimienta ぴみえんた said...

oh my dear alison. it was DELICIOUS.
thanks again for offering us pieces!
Setaka said after having his first bite; "this is the way you do."
i have to try your recipe!

jing said...

thanks for posting this; i will try to make it this weekend. the last earl grey cake i made was disappointingly all chocolate and no earl grey flavor.

A. said...

yes Tommy! good lens!

P and J, let me know how the recipe turns out!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how I got here, but oh boy, this loaf cake got me drooling! Gorgeous photography :)

yuko said...

yum... i think i will try this recipe this weekend!