Earl Grey Soft Cake Base Recipe

Earl Grey Soft Cake Base
Earl Grey Soft Cake Base

Delight in the unique and aromatic flavors of our Earl Grey Soft Cake Base recipe, where the classic taste of Earl Grey tea infuses a light and airy cake. This recipe offers a sophisticated twist on traditional cake bases, perfect for tea lovers and those who enjoy nuanced flavors in their desserts.

The charm of this recipe lies in its infusion of ground Earl Grey tea leaves into the cake batter, imparting a subtle yet distinct flavor that elevates the cake to a new level of deliciousness. Whether you’re an experienced baker or new to the world of flavored cakes, this recipe is straightforward and yields a delightful result.

Imagine serving a cake made with this Earl Grey base, its fragrant aroma and delicate flavor making it a hit for any gathering or special occasion. This cake base is versatile, pairing well with various frostings and fillings, allowing for creativity in your dessert creations.

Earl Grey Soft Cake Base

Earl Grey Soft Cake Base Recipe

Recipe by Hani
Discover the delicate flavors of our Earl Grey Soft Cake Base recipe, a perfect blend of fragrant tea and light, fluffy cake, ideal for an elegant dessert
Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :32 minutes
Total Time :1 hour 2 minutes
Course :Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine :American


  • 5 eggs (about 55g each)
  • 50 g vegetable oil
  • 50 g milk
  • 70 g cake flour
  • 55 g granulated sugar
  • 4 g ground Earl Grey tealeaves (2 tea bags)
  • 1 g salt
  • 5 g lemon juice
  • 5 g vanilla extract


  • Separate the eggs. Keep the egg white bowl cool in the fridge.
  • In a clean bowl, mix well vegetable oil and milk, add in cake flour, ground Earl Grey tealeaves, salt and mix until well combined. Mix in 5 egg yolks until just combined. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 311℉(155℃). Take the egg white bowl out of the fridge, add in lemon juice, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and use a hand mixer to beat until it forms soft peaks. Take a scoop of whipped egg white and gently fold into the batter. Pour all the batter back into the whipped egg white; gently and quickly fold in the whipped egg white until just combined.
  • Line the Swiss roll pan (mine is 28*28*2.6cm) with parchment paper or baking mat. Pour all the batter in, smooth its surface, use a toothpick to go through the batter to get rid of air pockets or you can give the pan a few taps instead. Send into the oven to bake for 32 minutes.
  • Take the cake out of the oven; let it cool down. Get the parchment paper ready. Release the edges with an icing spatula, turn the whole cake pan upside down, remove the cake pan, and peel off the baking mat.


  • Tea Infusion: Ensure the Earl Grey tea is finely ground for even flavor distribution.
  • Batter Consistency: Achieve a smooth and lump-free batter for a delicate cake texture.
  • Oven Temperature: Bake at the right temperature to ensure a light and fluffy cake.
  • Flavor Pairings: Experiment with different frostings or fillings that complement the Earl Grey flavor.
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