Today was one of those days where I had been watching a cooking documentary and had the urge to get back in the kitchen and bake! I like to cook but baking is really where my passion and talent show in the kitchen. I decided to make a cake to bring to my mother’s house for our weekly family dinners and I came up with the English Breakfast Tea Pound cake with a tea glaze.
Here is everything you need for the cake:
- 1 cup of butter or 2 sticks.
- 1 cup of granulated sugar.
- 3 Tablespoon of packed brown sugar.
- Pinch of salt.
- 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
- 1 Teaspoon of baking Powder.
- 1 3/4 cups of Flour.
- 4 large eggs.
- 2 bags of English Breakfast Tea.
First step is to mix the butter, sugars, salt, baking powder, vanilla and tea leaves.
Butter Sugars, salt and baking powder
Vanilla Tea leaves
Mix together until the batter is smooth and fluffy. Next add the flour a little at a time and mix well. The batter with become like a paste.
Butter Sugar mixture
Slowly add flour. Batter will be a little stiff and lumpy.
Last but not least add the eggs, 1 at a time. Make sure to mix well and scrape the bowl before adding another. Once the last egg has been added make sure the batter is mixed well.
Mix well! Scrape the bowl!
I chose to use a bundt-style pan i had near by but any cake or loaf pan will do. Make sure to spray the pan with a non-stick coking spray so the cake comes out clean. Add the batter to your pan and make sure it’s evenly distributed.
Place your cake in a 350 degree oven for 2, 20 minute cycles and rotating the cake after each one. Once cake is cooked (Check by placing a tooth pick in the cake. If it comes out clean then its done) Place it on a cooling rack to let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Next we move on to the glaze!
What you need for the glaze:
- 1/4 cup brewed tea.
- 1/2 granulated sugar.
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla.
Place the tea and sugar in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from burner and add vanilla.
Tea and sugar being to boil. Vanilla added.
Let the glaze cool for a moment while you remove your cake from the pan. Pour glaze over cake and let cool completely.
Enjoy your cake with a cup of tea, some whipped cream or even some fruit!.