I made this for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was delicious! Hi Sabrina! Sure thing, those would work just fine. I have two questions for you: I haven’t had a cake yet that didn’t work with a cream cheese frosting Let me know how it turns out! I don’t know but this recipe is 100% a keeper. I’m planning to make this cake for a dinner at friend’s house. I would definitely make this cake again. Amazing! In a stand mixer with paddle attachment (or a hand mixer) cream together the sugar and the … My dad doesn’t eat many sweets (I don’t even bother with a birthday cake anymore), but even he ate a hunk and said it was great! If not, perhaps your baking powder is expired. It all started with an odd smell in the kitchen. Hi Valerie! I’m making it a day in advance and putting it together at the venue. Great cake. I found myself with a bowl of mixed batter and three 25cm (10″) cake pans and had to think fast – I found three glass ‘tupperware’ bowls from ikea turned out to work Just fine as cake pans, and the cake turned out overall well. Can I use non dairy milk for the early grey milk? I’m curious as to how long too since I will be doing this for two 9 inch pans. Yes, on top of the parchment. Second, I made my layers a little thinner so I could make a few cupcakes to try it out first and it tastes delicious!!!!!! Hi Olivia! livforcakeblog (at) gmail (dot) com. The Earl Grey syrup is optional (I forgot to add it even though I had it made), but it will enhance the flavour of the cake even more, and will add moisture. Would you know what i may be doing wrong? I haven’t used those cupcake liners myself, but I wouldn’t fill more than 2/3 full. Hi Tiffany! Doubling should have worked well for three 9″ rounds! Definitely email over some pics as I’d love to see! LOVE a London Fog <3, This post may contain affiliate links. I followed the recipe closely except for (1) 1 cup brown sugar (as opposed to 1.5 cup sugar) and used a (2) 8″ x 8″ pan. Those can both cause cakes to shrink in size once they’re cooling. At least I was assured that nothing was currently on fire? Your story is my life! Hi Jessica! 35mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Would any ingredient ratios need ti be changed if I did so? Would you recommend palm fruit shortening or ghee or lard? Hi! Made it for a baby shower and everyone loved it! I don’t find the cake too sweet myself, but it’s definitely a matter of preference. Hi….this cake and all the reviews looks like one I really want to try. Hi Priscilla! I made this cake for my dad’s birthday back in July and everybody loved it. I ran the converter tool again and it should be fixed. https://livforcake.com/ermine-frosting/. i was beyond excited with how it turned out. How many cupcakes will this recipe make? The recipe will make 18-24 depending on size. I made this for my friend who loves earl grey tea and she LOVED it!! Strain and measure out 1 cup. Would like to send you photos too if you don’t mind. I also reduced all sugar by half and it was still sweet! The cake was full of flavor, and baked flat with the strips to a police golden brown color. My family just loved it into pieces. For the Cake: Cool the layers, double wrap in plastic wrap, freeze for up to 3 mos. Thank you very much for the great recipe!!!! 146. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time fully incorporating after each addition. Thank you for sharing, I am so glad that I came across your blog! I always recommend spooning flour into the cup and leveling it off rather than using the cup to scoop it. Hi Kay! I used Cream of Earl Grey tea in the cake, but you can use any kind you like. Same temp Let me know how they turn out! It actually had nothing to do with my baking at all (hah! For the Frosting: Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 week for freeze for 3 mos. I was just wondering if I reduce the serving size of the cake from 12 to 6, do I still need 3 6″ baking pans and the same cooking time? Overly dense cakes can be from overmixing the cake batter once the flour is added — it develops too much gluten. I added culinary grade lavender flowers to the milk, the batter, and the syrup and it was so aromatic and delicious. So moist, so easy, with such a unique flavour. Hi Catherine! You can bake the cake layers the night before though and just wrap them in plastic wrap. I ended up doing a simple swirl topping, did not brave the ganache haha. Mine are all 2″ tall but 3″ will work fine too. It turned out to be a great combination of flavors, and I plan to make this cake again. I just discard the loose tea in my organics bin. Remove from heat, steep for 5 mins. You can use the recipe as is for two 8″ or 1.5x the recipe for three 8″ pans. I was only going to put the earl grey syrup on one layer – should i do this in advance or when assembling? This cake looks amazing! However, my cake came out really dense, I was wondering if it was anything I did wrong, because your cake look so fluffy. Already made it twice and everyone goes crazy over it. I don’t recommend it as it will take a long time to make. I made this cake for my cousin’s birthday and it was such a hit! What would you suggest for temperature and cooking time? Hi Traci! Turn heat off and steep for 10mins. Thank you in advance. Your recipe is fantastic! Hi Sarah! Hi Kelly! I’m so happy you loved it . Would definitely recommend! Sorry to hear it came out dry. Earl Grey Buttercream 3 tbsp milk 2 Earl Grey tea bags 4 egg whites 1 … Google+. x. Hi Liv, i was wondering if i could make one layer with a 9 by 3 pan how would i change the measurements for the cake? There is nothing quite like having to call the fire department while you’re in the middle of making a cake. Bring to room temp and rewhip before using. Hi Angie! Whoops, meant that I subbed cake flour for AP flour. The days are getting shorter and cooler (I’m actually wearing a sweater as I type this – insert happy face). Hello! I use a scale to make sure it’s precise but it’s not necessary. I thought it was just on its last legs and that we should probably look at buying one on the weekend. Oh thanks for the reply! I’m making it again for my birthday. The frosting I found melted very quickly both times, so I added cornstarch to each batch, about 2 tbsp per batch, and the frosting didn’t taste starchy so it worked well! It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and it’s moist and very fragrant. I think that would be totally fine and perfectly delicious. This Earl Grey Tea Cake has hints of lavender and bergamot orange mixed into a delicious vanilla cake. Whole milk would be ideal though, but anything btwn that and 1% will work . Frost and smooth the outside with a thin crumb coat. Your email address will not be published. Especially with the honey. For cupcakes, fill the liners about 2/3 full and check them at 15mins or so. My mother has requested it for her birthday, but since I work full-time I won’t have time to bake it the day-of. I whisked constantly when on the double boiler. Look forward to making this this week! Plus, I could eat just the bowl of frosting by myself lol. Should I refrigerate the batter in between layers, or leave it on the counter? Mine came out extremely dry too and I followed the recipe with the exception of the syrup. Or will it taste funny? What do you think I did wrong? or was it too short? I can’t wait to hear what you’ll make next! if more, what’s the relative % to all purpose flour? I’m so happy you love it! I used the tea leaves as garnish on the cake for the pictures, but do not recommend doing this as they are rather unpleasant to chew on! Hi Dawn! Let me know how it turns out! For transport — I would chill or freeze them first so the buttercream is very firm and transport in a cooler or a car with A/C if possible. It would affect the flavour, but otherwise should be fine if you like those flavours! Also when measuring yoru flour, be sure to spoon and level it rather than scooping. https://livforcake.com/simple-vanilla-buttercream/, https://livforcake.com/simple-syrup-recipe/, https://livforcake.com/swiss-meringue-buttercream-recipe/, https://www.abeautifulplate.com/london-fog-cake-earl-grey-buttercream/, Simple Vanilla Buttercream (American Buttercream Recipe), If you don’t like Earl Grey tea, you can experiment with other tea flavours. Hi Alysha! Hi is it better to use caster sugar or granulated sugar (from the uk) and is all purpose flour the same as plain flour? I have a question here – it’s my friend’s birthday coming up and I’d like to make something special for him. Love the CC frosting and the purple ombre. The cake has a fairly strong earl grey flavour (to me), which is why I chose to pair it with a simple vanilla buttercream. Amazing. Thanks so much! Hi Chris! Thank you! Thank you!! I probably used a half teaspoon of lavender at each phase. The texture was perfect, and the buttercream balanced both the flavor and texture amazingly. I always use baking strips — this cake was made with them. Everything was like: “Get out of the house!”,”You’re gonna die!”, “Call the fire department”. But I also didn’t want out place to burn down, so… I literally had an internal pep talk before I dialled the number. Add the tea bags and stir briefly. Hi there, Thanks in advance! I think it could work with an earl grey buttercream too, but the flavour would definitely be strong. Ideally, you’d bake the cake layers all at once as it will affect the texture of the other two. Let me know how you like it! Also, I didn’t have 6″ round pans but there was the perfect amount of batter for two 8×8 square pans. ASAP. It will just make removing the parchment from the cakes easier, but I never find it to stick that much. And yes you can make the milk a day ahead and keep it in the fridge. I made this cake awhile back and it tasted delicious! Not completely. I hope that helps! I made a version of this cake for our wedding last weekend — and it was amazing! Just so maybe the cAke will be more moist? Its light, spongy and airy with nice fragrance from earl grey tea, this delightful cake is a perfect dessert for your afternoon tea. Switch to paddle attachment. Thank you for this fantastic recipe. I think 2 Tbsp would be fine and won’t hurt the recipe, but a great way to add moisture is to add Simple Syrup to the baked cake layers. Or would that be really bad for texture/taste? hi!! Hi Min! Cover with a piece of foil. They checked stuff out as much as they could, using their heat sensor things, but couldn’t find anything. The cake kept perfectly fine in the fridge so it was much less hassle than trying to cook everything the day of. Make the Earl Grey cupcakes: In a medium saucepan, combine milk and Earl Grey tea bags and bring to a boil over high heat. Hi Tara! I was just wondering if I used a cake levelling strip to level my cake, will the sides of the cake become less interesting since it’s partially naked? Once boiling, remove from the heat, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes. The cake recipe as-is will also work for two 8″ cake pans, so not changes needed. Hi Mai! So many cakes! Hi Poonam! Top with approximately 2/3 cup of buttercream and spread evenly. What should I do? I was just wondering can I bake this 2 days in advance? Thanks for the awesome and detailed feedback! I am making this cake today for a baby shower but I am a bit unsure about the double boiler part for the buttercream. You are so good at decorating cakes! I was so relived it wasn’t something in the walls!! I would 1.5x the recipe (change the Servings to 18 to get the proper amounts). I must be a dark wizard because I tried this recipe TWO times, following it exactly, and it turned out like a hefty brick both times. Hi Nancy! If I use 6 x 3 pans, should I still use baking strips? Hi again, Maybe 2 tbsp? I trust it’s a good recipe since the comments all say it turned out alright! I read the directions over (and over and over ) to catch each detail since baking doesn’t come naturally to me yet. My partner wanted this cake for his birthday so I gave it a try, Yeah it was a little work and I’d never made a buttercream that way, but everything comes together so light and there is even a brightness in it from the tea I assume? Is there a recipe you recommend? Hmm. As always, Google is so helpful. Hi Lily! Was just wondering how I should adjust the ingredient measurements if I want to use a 4 inch cake tin and make 2 layers instead of 6 inch? Regarding the dense cake — did it rise ok? 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