Definitely test your baking powder, but also is it possible the cake batter was overmixed? Would I be able to use a vanilla bean or extract opposed to vanilla bean paste? Hello! Hi Mary! Hmm. Then add spoonful by spoonful of previously made pudding. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you! I could’ve added sugar, but trying to stay away from the extra sweetness, I didn’t have Royal Icing sugar to try either. Strain and cool completely. I’m also hoping to make this but only have one 6″ pan. For three 8″ pans, 1.5x the recipe by increasing the Servings to 18. Stir with a spatula until combined and smooth. Thank you so much for the recipe. You’ll just need to reduce the baking time. Hi Bill! I think that would be totally fine and perfectly delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Hi Michelle! Ryan is not a tea drinker at all, and he loved the unique flavour it has — though I will say that if you are not a fan of Earl Grey, it might not be up your alley. My cakes tend to be more on the dense side rather than light and fluffy, but it shouldn’t be too dense. I didn’t end up using any simple syrup but the cake was still moist the next day. Strange that it took so long to reach 160F. I made the cake on a Monday in two 9 inch cake tins instead of three 6 inch, let it cool a bit before taking it out of the cake tin then let it cool completely before wrapping it up tightly in saran wrap then putting it in the fridge. Hi Sasha! Do you think this earl grey cake will pair well with a honey cream cheese frosting? So happy that you liked it, and your dad too! Hi, this cake tasted delicious but i just had 1 issue. Turn heat off and steep for 10mins. Put the egg whites and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and stir with a balloon whisk to combine. Hi CP! Thinking of doing a lavender honey buttercream with this, thoughts???? Hi….this cake and all the reviews looks like one I really want to try. I had froze it for 40 minutes, frosted it and then let it come to room temperature for 3 hours. Making this recipe soon and was wondering if you have any tips on what to do if I only have 1 6-inch pan? I did make your banana blueberry cake and had good comments about it. Thank you very much for your helpful advice! Converting pan sizes is always tricky. So I did. I love anything earl grey and this for sure hit the spot. Bring to room temp and rewhip before using. Welcome to my kitchen! The thing was, I didn't know should I incorporate it in the end, or in the beginning. You could try putting it in the fridge for 20mins then rewhipping. I want to make this with gluten free AP flour, do you think it will work? The recipe will make 18-24 depending on size. So glad you loved this cake and happy belated birthday to you . I cannot wait to try this, my Mums favourite thing is Blackcurrant tea, so I’m trying it with that. https://livforcake.com/simple-vanilla-buttercream/ I don’t think it would be a disaster, just not ideal. The result was worth a sore arm though, i got a really nice, silky-smooth buttercream. i doubled the recipe for 9 inch pans for two layers (i should’ve done three, i misread one of your comments). Baking this cake as we speak!!! Apple Spice Sheet Cake + Blackberry Mascarpone Frosting, Milk Chocolate Orange Cookies (Ben's Cookies). Do you think I can do so with this recipe? Pistachio Macarons Recipe + TIPS And yes you can make the milk a day ahead and keep it in the fridge. I used homemade cake strips for the first time (tea towel and foil), and I think I kept too much water in the tea towel because the cakes looked soggy after I took them out of the oven, so I left the simple syrup out. Meanwhile, grind the remaining 1.5 teaspoons of 2g of Earl Grey tea to a rough powder. 4", weight around 1 lb, serving around 4-8 ppl. I’m so glad you loved it . And this way I got to make the cake again correcting all my mistakes. I wonder if it will have a different taste, or maybe a more subtle taste? I made this in 2019 for Mother's Day as an experiment because I was curious about the flavor and my mother always asks for "something different". Hi is it better to use caster sugar or granulated sugar (from the uk) and is all purpose flour the same as plain flour? Regarding the cake shrinking – is it possible the batter was overmixed or the cakes were overbaked? I just tried your recipe today and it turned out great! I just want to say, I was super impressed with this cake. Last time I tried making a ganache drip the chocolate seized up on me…so much struggle . That was not stated. shelley c. says. Leave at room temp or refrigerate. Sorry i have so many questions! I made this for my friend who loves earl grey tea and she LOVED it!! If you dip your scoop into your flour sometimes you get more than you need. You can use greek yogurt! The cake has a fairly strong earl grey flavour (to me), which is why I chose to pair it with a simple vanilla buttercream. However, i wanted to know if i could bake the cake in a pan all together and then level it into layers? . This cake is absolutely tasty! I can’t wait to try some others – thanks Olivia, this is one of my favorite sites with spot on recipes! You could also reduce the butter to 1 cup, but that would mean less buttercream overall. I would love to see your pictures! I also spoon my flour as advised instead of using the cup to scoop the flour. 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. Hi Olivia, It turned out great :). The buttercream wasn't silky enough for beautiful decorating, but it was still oh-so-delicious, so I carried on with it, nevertheless. Hi Rachel! I would recommend 1 1/2 cups AP flour and 3/4 cup AF. (You're not going to use all of it in a cake, but it's hard to make it with smaller quantities.). Does it need to be warm for the syrup to soak in? I have 2 9” cake pans and was wondering if I should double the recipe or just do 1.5. Every part of this recipe was spot on. Once it's done, strain it through a sieve into a plate, put a cling film over it touching the surface to prevent "skin" forming and let it cool to room temperature. Hi Ana, I'm wondering if I can use an 8 inch cake tin instead of separating them into 3 separate tins. how long should i bake it for? I’m making it a day in advance and putting it together at the venue. If you don't feel like making earl grey syrup, just leave it out and add an extra 30 g (2 tbsp) of granulated sugar. If not, how can I tone down the butter flavour but still achieve that creamy texture for the buttercream? I made this cake (with a fig jam buttercream) yesterday and the cake came out wonderfully. Hi there! The frosting went well, I think. It could certainly go up to 10 minutes more, but I can't speak from experience because I've never baked it all at once. Should I refrigerate the batter in between layers, or leave it on the counter? 1) How do you get your tea ground so finely? Apart from their cake shakes, Cake Spade is particularly skilled in styling up tropical … Hey, I love the look of this recipe and am making it tomorrow for a school project! Even those who don’t care for tea, enjoyed the cake. Do you think this recipe would work? Using a piping bag fitted with a 8B tip (or yours personal favourite), pipe some rosettes on top after the ganache has set. I’d try using a larger pot (as long as the bowl still doesn’t touch the water) or turning it up a bit so it’s simmering more vigorously. Hi! Thanks for your help! Hi Stephanie! I don’t have a double boiler but just putting the mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water should work right. It should be gloopy, almost like a pastry cream. Converting pan sizes is always tricky. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Rose Earl Grey. 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? It will be fine on the counter overnight, but the frosting will be quite soft. I plan on making this again – but I read in another post of yours that adding sour cream can make your cake more moist. Hi Emily! What you’re looking for in that step is to dissolve the sugar and once it’s dissolved you just need to get the mixture to 160F. Bring to room temp and rewhip before using. Here’s a site I use as a guideline: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html Based on that I would double the recipe (change the Servings to 24) for three 9″ pans. Hi Kay! You will have leftover syrup, I didn't want to make even smaller quantity because then I'd risk burning it, so this way was easier back then. . So here’s my question. ), but it certainly made for a more eventful Thursday than I had planned. And no, this was not due to another incident with the kitchen torch. Seriously… this cake is so delicious. I did bake the cakes the night before, cooled them then wrapped them and kept it on the counter. Add your dry and wet ingredients, alternating between one another, starting and finishing with dry ones. Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack. The thought of a fire truck outside my door, neighbors gawking and wondering wtf was going on, I just didn’t want to deal with it. $ 44.90 Lavender Earl Grey cake is one of our best seller made with chiffon cake infused with premium earl grey tea leaves and smooth cream mousse scented with lavender. . So excited to bake it! I read in a comment that this recipe will work for two 8×2″ pans. This amount of batter is also enough for one 10inch layer. I bought brand new baking powder since the first round I made didn’t really rise and realized the BP was expired. Hi Clare! Oh no! I made it for my sisters 22nd birthday this weekend and it was lovely. Thanks for the great feedback, I’m so glad you liked it . My goal one day is to make all of yours :)…5 down, lots to go! Thanks for the awesome and detailed feedback! Leave it to cool to room temperature before using. Add vanilla. For the Earl Grey Buttercream Place 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter in a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan with 1/4 cup loose leaf Earl Grey … I’m making this cake for a birthday. Just wondering but on average how many cupcakes do most of your recipes make?! Can’t wait to try this out. The buttercream was a little overwhelming though. Hello!! And I will cut them afterwards. I believe I mixed some purple and pink/magenta. It is easy to follow and very yummy. Hi Dawn! Were your eggs the correct size? Do I need to butter and flour the parchment as well? You can keep it in a fridge, wrapped in cling film, but take it out of it at least half an hour before serving. But I’m so glad it was just the fridge and yay for getting new appliances! . Hi Li! Hi C.J.! Whoops, meant that I subbed cake flour for AP flour. If desired, add white gel food colouring. This is the best cake ever <3. Subscribe to receive new posts via email. It all started with an odd smell in the kitchen. Well, I showed them well, didn't I? I actually think it would go really well. Oh thanks for the reply! ». They thought it was hilarious. I will definitely make this again. This Earl Grey Tea Cake pairs three moist and tender earl grey cake layers with refreshing and tangy orange cream cheese buttercream. Thank you. P.S. Unfortunately, they said they weren’t qualified to assess that and that I’d need to call an electrician, but to leave all the breakers off. Thos recipe looks soo good! I realised you did not include any colouring in the recipe. What would you suggest as decorations/topping/garnish instead if not the earl grey tea leaves? This cake looks amazing! Just be sure to bring it to room temp before using in the cake . The days are getting shorter and cooler (I’m actually wearing a sweater as I type this – insert happy face). I paired it with a simple vanilla bean buttercream to compliment the creamy Earl Grey flavours. 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