Earl Gray Tea Infused Cake with Honey Buttercream

Because I try and be all impressive and fancy with my baking, every once in a while, here is a classy cake with a light flavor of Earl Grey tea, iced with a sweet honey buttercream and drizzled with organic honey.

This is a two layer cake split into four layers. It made for a special sweet treat today at the hospital. (My taste testers) Enjoy!


Earl grey cake

1 teaspoon stash loose leaf earl grey tea
1 cup whole milk
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon stash loose leaf earl grey tea, finely ground


Honey buttercream frosting

1 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup raw honey
3 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a saucepan over low heat add the milk & loose leaf tea. let simmer for five minutes to infuse the tea into the milk. I just used a defuser from Teavana instead of using a sauce pan. Do not let the mixture come to a boil and remove from heat & let cool to room temperature. strain out tea.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream butter and sugar.
Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract & oil. Mix until light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder, salt & finely ground tea. Add to stand mixer at low speed.
Once flour is combined into the wet ingredients, add the tea infused milk.
Evenly distribute batter amongst two greased 8-inch round cake pans.

bake each layer for about 18-20 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
let cakes cool completely before frosting.

One cooled, I placed the two layers in the fridge while I made the buttercream. As the butter cream was finished remove the layers and cut each in half creating four laters.

For the frosting add butter, honey, icing sugar & vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip until light and fluffy, about 8-10 minutes. May need more powdered sugar depending on desired consistency.

Frost as desired!




(Adapted from heymodestmarcy.com)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks too tasty


  2. Kelsey says:

    This is so pretty! And Earl Grey is one of the best, most delicate flavors. Adding this to my list of recipes to try!


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