Earl Grey and Lemon Cake

Tea Cakes

Earl Grey and Lemon Cake

A cake with just a little bit of a difference. A variation tried by my mother and inherited by me. The dash of lemon and the bits of earl grey tea leaves coupled with roasted walnuts…And you have a that perfect tea cake…Serve and enjoy !!


Butter (salted) – 8 tbsp

Eggs – 3

Maida – 1 3/4 cup

Baking powder – 2 tsp

Castor sugar – 1 cup

Walnuts (lightly toasted & chopped) – 1 cup

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Honey – 50 gms

Earl grey tea leaves – 1 1/2 tsp (chopped)

Lemon zest – 2 lemons


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder. Whisk in the tea leaves and the lemon zest.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together using an electric mixer till pale yellow and fluffy ( about 3-5 minutes).
  4. Add in the eggs one at a time, making sure that each one is incorporated well before adding the next.
  5. Add the honey, vanilla essence and the flour mixture and mix.
  6. Now gently fold in the walnuts.
  7. Transfer the batter to a cake tin that has been greased well and dusted with maida.
  8. Bake till done (about 40-45 minutes).

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