Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lemon Tea Cake


150g butter
150g icing sugar
1/4tsp salt
3 egg (about 170g)
150g cake flour
1/2tsp baking powder
15g ground almond
2tsp tea dust ('Lipton' Red tea/Earl Grey)
25g lemon juice
40g milk
1tsp grated lemon zest

1. Preheat oven to 175C.
2. Sift flour, ground almond, tea dust and baking powder together, set aside.
3. Cream butter, salt and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Slowly beat in egg until well combined.(If batter curdle add in some flour.)
5. Fold in flour, lemon juice, lemon zest and milk alternately until well combined.
6. Pour batter into a lined and greased loaf pan.
7. Bake for 50mins or when insert a skewer into cake and it came out clean then it done.
8. Remove cake from tin and cool on a wire rack.


Kitchen Corner said...

Oh! This would be a nice cake for afternoon tea! I've started loving pound cake recently, I guess I've so much influence by Passionate about baking! I shall try out your recipe as well. Thanks for sharing! Do you think I can bake this in a shallow dish to become a butter cake? I tried using my lemon pound cake recipe to bake in a shallow pan and the texture become soft and fluffy. That's so good too!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Hi Happy Flour, how is the taste of this cake?

Yummy Koh said...

Hi Happy Flour, texture of cake looks very fine. What is tea dust? Is it those tea leave in the tea bag?

Anncoo said...

Looks good! Must bookmark it~ thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

hi,,i wan to try tis cake,,but do not know wat is 'tea dust',,could you help,,,

MaryMoh said...

Looks fabulous. A slice with a cup of tea would make me very happy for the rest of the day! :D

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,

Hehehe! Actually, after I saw you bake Lemon Pound Cake then I started craving. My family don't really like lemon cake but they love this. This taste great with the citrus taste of a lemon and a light taste of tea which you wouldn't get sick of it.
You can bake it in a shallow cake tin too.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Jess

This cake has a light citrus taste of a lemon and a light taste of tea which you wouldn't get sick of it. You will sure ask for more.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Yummy Koh and Anonymous,

Thanks, tea dust is actually the tea leave in the tea bag.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anncoo and MaryMoh,

Thanks for your nice words. :)

Hearty Bakes said...

This sounds really nice, can imagine the fragrance from the tea dust too. Thanks for sharing~

Happy Flour said...

Hi Hearty Bakes,

You're welcome. Happy baking. :)

Anonymous said...


Can u pls advice what is the size of the baking pan u used for this recipe. Thx.


Happy Flour said...

Hi Sam,

The measurement for the base of the loaf pan is 3.5" x 7.5".