Orange Spice Tea Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 3 Numi Fair Trade, organic Orange Spice Tea bags
  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
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  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan until it begins to steam a bit (but don’t let it boil!) take the hot milk off the burner and place two bags Orange Spice Tea in it to steep for 10 minutes.
  3. While your tea is steeping, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla.
  4. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Cut open a third tea bag and add it right to the flour and baking powder!
  5. Remove the tea bags from the milk that you’ve had steeping and pour half the milk into your butter/sugar/egg/vanilla mixture. Then add half of your dry ingredients to the mixture. Repeat with the remaining milk and dry ingredients until everything is incorporated.
  6. Pour your finished cake batter into a pan that you’ve prepared by buttering it thoroughly and dusting lightly with flour. I used a smaller pan and made two cakes, but you can use a normal bundt pan or even a loaf pan if you’d like tea cake slices.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees 30-45 minutes (depending on whether you’re using two smaller pans or one large one), checking regularly until a toothpick inserted in the thickest portion of your cake comes out clean.
  8. Once the cake is baked, let it cool for 10-15 minutes, then turn upside down onto a plate.
  9. Mix the powdered sugar with the orange juice thoroughly, and pour over your completely cooled cake. Enjoy!
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