Saturday, February 25, 2012

Earl Grey Chocolate Tea Cake

I'm excited, today I get to have women's small group at my house. Last night I whipped this together, Earl Grey (yummm) chocolate tea Cake! I cut them up into small bites, large squares of cake can be intimidating. It's like biting into an earl grey heaven. I've also made Earl Grey Tea cookies, I should post that sometime too.
Here's the cake recipe:
  • 6 Earl Grey tea bags or 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted & cooled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • confectioners' sugar
Heat oven to 350° F. Coat an 8-cup fluted tube pan (or whatever you have on hand) with cooking spray.
Brew the tea in the water 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the leaves and set the brewed tea aside.
Using a mixer, beat the butter, eggs, and granulated sugar until fluffy. Blend in the chocolate. Beat in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, yogurt, and brewed tea. Pour into pan.
Bake 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
Turn out of pan and cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2- 1 minute increments

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