Tea and cake is always a winning combination…. But have you tried tea IN cake?
Numi’s Orange Spice Tea is the perfect candidate for this experiment. It’s a white tea with the perfect balance of familiar baking spices—allspice, ginger, and cinnamon, and a fresh burst of citrusy flavor from the organic orange peel, lime, and lemongrass that it contains.
You can infuse many baked goods with a delicate and aromatic tea flavor by simply steeping a few tea bags in whatever liquid (milk, water, cream, etc.) the recipe calls for. Imagine Earl Grey sugar cookies or Jasmine Green Tea frosting on a sweet vanilla cupcake!
For today’s recipe I chose a simple, basic bundt cake. This easy recipe only takes a few minutes to whip up and slide in the oven!
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- CAKE INGREDIENTS:
- 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
- GLAZE INGREDIENTS:
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 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.
- While your tea is steeping, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the cake is baked, let it cool for 10-15 minutes, then turn upside down onto a plate.
- Mix the powdered sugar with the orange juice thoroughly, and pour over your completely cooled cake. Enjoy!