Lavender earl grey tea cake

Spring to me looks like a garden with bright bursts of colours. Spring feels like the warm sun on my face and bare feet on the grass. And if Spring had a taste, these lavender earl grey tea cakes are it. I would best describe as your classic Earl Grey tea with a touch of Spring, in the form of a moist buttery cake with soft and fragrant floral notes of lavender and bergamot.
Lavender earl grey tea cake (makes 12)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups self raising flour
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lavender
1/2 cup milk
4-5 earl grey tea bags
2 eggs
125g butter, melted

Method:

1. Place milk in small pot and heat on stove until just boiling. Remove from heat and add tea bags and allow to infuse for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease muffin tin.

3. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl and set aside.

4. Place lavender in food processor to chop for around 15 seconds. Add sugar to processor and pulse until mixed. Add to flour mixture.

5. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with tea infused milk and melted butter. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Poured into the greased muffin tin.

6. Bake until the cakes are golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.
PS: Printer friendly recipe available here.

31 Responses to Lavender earl grey tea cake

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG these look fantastic.

kidgranny said...

Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These look heavenly! Earl grey and lavender are 2 of my favorite scents. I'll have to see if I can make this w/o sugar.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Anouk said...

I have never tried Lavender Earl Grey tea cakes. I'm very intrigued by this idea and I wonder what they taste like.

Ananka said...

Oh wow these look so good! :-)

Chantille Fleur said...

Yum!! I think I will have to try these.
How much butter is 1/2 a stick? I buy my butter in 250gm blocks and haven't ever seen it in a stick so don't know how much to use :-)

Thanks so much for sharing such a yummy looking recipe!
Sarah

trishie said...

@Sarah, it requires 125g butter, I've updated the recipe so it is clearer. Happy baking!

Rose said...

Ooh. I could smell the fragrant of spring over here. I love it. Wish we have 4 seasons in Malaysia.

Shirley Tay said...

Trishie, you certainly got me hook on this lovely recipe!

burntfeather said...

You had me at lavender :) A lovely moist cake would go down so well right now!

Enara Girl said...

I never taste a cake like yours, I'm not sure if I will like them but they look lovely. xoxo

RaeAbigael said...

looks yummy!~

xoxo, rae
http://www.raellarina.net/

oomph. said...

i have such a curiosity for all things lavender...
been wanting to try lavender macarons, and lavender ice cream, and now these!!

Sonia De Macedo said...

I'm not a big tea drinker nor a fan of lavender but I can only imagine how wonderfully fragrant this cake truly is!

Sxx
www.daringcoco.com

Tina Bradley said...

Oh, this looks so yummy! I need to make it for my oldest son. He adores Earl Gray. I know he'd love this! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Sharon D said...

Aww...this must smell heavenly, Trishie! I have to try this one day :D

azurachan said...

These looks very nice on the spring weather. I wish to bake this cake, but here we don't have lavender. Perhaps, I'm going to find dried lavender. ☺️

Jane said...

looks amazingly delicious! i bet if spring had a taste these would be it!

Katrina Sophia said...

That sounds delicious! I don't taste lavender much in my life but I'd love to try.

Katrina Sophia

Jessica said...

These look so pretty. I would love to have these to snack on in the mornings.

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

These are adorable and perfect for spring!

AVY said...

The smell of lavender has haunted me all through the summer.

/Avy

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

They look heavenly!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

YUM! Trishie, these look incredible, such beautiful pics too! Thanks for sharing the recipe, will def be giving these a go.

Enara Girl said...

I did it and I liked it :D
xoxo

trishie said...

@Enara Girl, that's fantastic! So glad to hear that

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

This look so pretty! Lavender is such a beautiful plant it has so many uses from flavour to scent xx

Anita said...

oh wow they look amazing!! it's making me hungry right now and it's a few minutes until midnight haha

Kelsea Echo said...

This looks amazing! Mmmm... :)

Kate from Clear the Way said...

I just love baking with tea. Mmm yummy!

Tina Bradley said...

Your friend looks so lovely in that beautiful embellished hair comb! I am loving that fabulous cuff, too! Wonderful post, Trishie. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com