This is my healthy spin on Earl Grey Tea Cake. I swapped a few things around to make it a bit more healthy and it works a treat. You can have this for breakfast, too. Just saying 🙂
Does Earl Grey tea need any introduction? I think it's one of the most popular flavoured teas in the world. It's a black tea flavoured with an oil from bergamot citrus.
My all time favourite tea. I love it with milk but, also loads of lemon and maple syrup when I am feeling a bit under the weather.
This Earl Grey Tea Cake has a subtle sweetness, so its perfect on its own but also great with tea/coffee or even my homemade hazelnut latte.
How Do You Make Earl Grey Cake?
This might be the easiest from-scratch dessert I’ve ever baked. The ingredients are stirred together in a single bowl, then you pour the mixture in your cake tin and bake until golden and delicious.
- Spelt Flour - works the best, but I have tried with almond flour and it was lovely and super nutty. Haven't used any other flours, but I think any flour might work. Just not coconut flour.
- Earl Grey - I used traditional tea bag, but you can use any Earl Grey you might have. The stronger the better, so you could grind your tea and then simple add it to the dough
- Milk - I have used unsweetened almond milk, but any milk works well
- Lemon juice - just to bind all the flavours together
- Baking powder and baking soda - this recipe uses no eggs, so this is needed for lift
- Coconut Oil - to add healthy fats but also delicious light coconut scent
- Maple Syrup - Instead of using white refined sugar, I wanted to naturally sweeten this cake with maple syrup. The flavour of maple syrup is incredible paired with the Earl Grey tea. You can use any liquid sweetener of your choice
- Spices - I used a classic combination of cinnamon, and nutmeg for warmth and rich, deep flavours
How to Serve Earl Grey Tea Cake
This recipe is amazing on its own, but if you want to make it extra special, here are some ideas:
- With melted chocolate - just drizzle over the top
- With a spread of my homemade Nutella - just so good and highly recommended, but be warned it will be exceptionally, over-the-top indulgent (not necessarily a bad thing!)
- With a good cuppa - or my Hazelnut Latte
How to Store Earl Grey Tea Cake
- To Store: This recipe can be made in advance, cooled completely, and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- To Freeze: Up to 3 months and let thaw overnight in the fridge before serving
More Healthy Bakes :
- Rhubarb Crumble
- Healthy Banana Bread
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Healthy Apple Muffins
- Blackberry Crumble Bars
- Easy Bundt Cake
- 2 cups spelt or almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 Earl Grey tea bags
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup maple syrup ( or sweetener of your choice)
- ½ cup crushed walnuts (or nuts of your choice) + extra for toppings
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Juice from ½ lemon
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 180 Celsius /350F and grease your baking tin with touch of coconut oil. Set aside
- Warm up the milk and place 3 tea bags in it, leave it there for good few minutes. The stronger the brew, the better
- Get a bowl and sieve through the flour together with the baking powder and baking soda
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and mix gently together
- Now add all the wet ingredients and mix until everything is mixed well
- Fold in the crushed walnuts and leave some for sprinkling on top
- Pour the mixture in your prepared baking tin , sprinkle with the remaining crushed walnuts and pop in the preheated oven
- Bake for around 40 minutes or until the wooden skewer comes out clean. If the walnuts are getting burned, cover the tea cake with aluminium foil
- Let it cool down completely before slicing and serving