Last Monday I celebrated my birthday, and what better way than to bake a cake, with tea!!
There are tons of recipes on the internet that use tea, loose leaf or steeped, as an ingredient. But since chocolate is a family favourite, I picked a recipe from lifeisbetterwithtea.com. This cake called for 1 cup of strong steeped English Breakfast tea, which if you tuned in last week, you will recall that Assam tea is predominant in the blend of tea leaves, so it’s bold. I used 2 tea bags in my 1 cup of boiling water, and it was decadently dark!
This cake was simple to make and absolutely delish! I can’t say that using tea instead of water, milk, or cream had any influence on its texture or flavour, but it was certainly moist and very chocolatey…which is everything you want in a chocolate cake. It didn’t last long!
My decorations were severely lacking, and candles, non-existent…but there would have been too many of them even if I had remembered to purchase some. Besides, what good is it to buy candles when the cost of the candles is more than the cake?
Baking with tea may be little more than a novelty, but who cares! If it means combining two great loves, I’m all for it!
Let’s face it, a good creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people.
– Audrey Hepburn
Here’s the link to the recipe! |Tried any great recipes lately – please dish below.