Thanks for the amazing feedback. My family just loved it into pieces. Here’s a site I use as a guideline: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html Baking temp would stay the same but timing could differ. I recommend mixing on low when adding the flour and only till just incorporated. I’ll try to whip the buttercream more, like you said. 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 made this cake for my birthday this past Thursday, and it was honestly the best cake I’ve had. This cake is DEVINE! ), but it certainly made for a more eventful Thursday than I had planned. That step is listed as part of Assembly — you brush it onto the layers. All Rights Reserved. Can I make the cake batter, divide the batter into 3 portions, and then bake each layer one after the other in the oven (I know, it will be so time consuming)? Otherwise, overmixing the cake batter can cause cakes to be dense. Not overly sweet, moist, and full of great flavor. Thanks! Hi Sharon! Thanks so much for the great feedback. So weird. Take out 2-3 hours before assembly. I’m not sure you could really use them for anything . However, my cake came out really dense, I was wondering if it was anything I did wrong, because your cake look so fluffy. Hi Katelyn! The buttercream was a little overwhelming though. The syrup would definitely help add moisture though! I’m finally making this tonight… a little intimidating, but I will try and see what happens thanks for your patience and for your availability. So happy you loved it Converting pan sizes is always tricky. Your instructions were spot on and the cake turned out AMAZING! You can try 1/3 the recipe and do that three times. Thanks, Bonnie. For garnish, if you could find some edible flowers, that would be super pretty, though those might be hard to come by, especially this time of year. The layers will be slightly thinner, but just barely. What should I do? 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. Love the CC frosting and the purple ombre. Is there a way to use vanilla in liquid form instead of paste? Cake flour will work just fine. Thanks for your help! Thank you again! I read the directions over (and over and over ) to catch each detail since baking doesn’t come naturally to me yet. Thank you for the feedback . I was wondering if adding a hint of orange to the frosting would be good as the tea already has orange in it. Since this is an earl grey tea cake flavor, I’m afraid the flavor will not pair well. Our place is 30 years old (we’ve only been here for a year) and has had some work done to it. Here’s a site I use as a guideline: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I’ll definitely make it again. So happy to hear that you liked it and happy belated birthday! Twitter. There is nothing quite like having to call the fire department while you’re in the middle of making a cake. I can’t wait to use the earl grey syrup and frost it with my blackberry Italian meringue buttercream and fresh berries. So here’s my question. I recommend using Salted or Semi Salted butter instead for this recipe, if the sweetness is too much. I hate the idea of throwing them out but I’m not sure what else I could use them for. or was it too short? This cake turned out absolutely beautifully. It actually had nothing to do with my baking at all (hah! But I’ve been wondering, can the cake & buttercream be made a day in advance? Be sure to refrigerate the unused cake batter until it gets baked. Is it ok to use the stuff in the actual tea bags? How should I store this cake(already frosted) if I was serving it the next day? Should I refrigerate the batter in between layers, or leave it on the counter? This cake was everything I hoped it would be! sarah_jampel April 21, 2020, 6:39pm #223. Hi Mabel! Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for your advice! Thanks so much Koko! $ 55.00 Read more Thank you! Try the the one from this recipe from this post: https://livforcake.com/eggnog-cake/ Thanks in advance! So many cakes! Chocolate can be tricky to work with sometimes. Or will it taste funny? Thanks for your suggestions! Over 50 of my very favorite cake recipes all in one place! I was so relived it wasn’t something in the walls!! No idea what happened. LOVE tea, but am not a fan of earl grey. Hey, I love the look of this recipe and am making it tomorrow for a school project! Copyright © 2010 - 2020, Liv for Cake. I will definitely be making this cake again. Thank you! I’m so happy that you liked this cake! Would you know what i may be doing wrong? I’m so glad you loved it . If you like that though, then I would give it a try! Hi Cheryl! The curd and cream cheese are both tangy though, but I like the combo as the CC buttercream tends to have a lot of sugar in it. Have you ever made cupcakes with this recipe?? Thanks! So, I really liked the salty flavour it added to the cake overall but at the end of the day, it felt a little too buttery flavoured for my taste. Thank you! I can’t wait to hear what you’ll make next! Hi, Can I just use the teabags of earl grey and open them and use the leaves inside? 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. Btw can I use normal grinder to grind the tea leaves to be added into the cake batter? Hey! The recipe as-is would work fine for two 8″ pans, so it will be a bit thinner in the 9″. The frosting went well, I think. Do you think I can add earl grey oil to enhance the flavor? Whole milk would be ideal though, but anything btwn that and 1% will work . You could use sprigs of thyme, that always looks pretty too, and just remove them before serving (easier to remove than the tea leaves, hah). Perfection! Aha! I was going to try whole, but I didn’t know if that would be best. and discard the teabags. Even those who don’t care for tea, enjoyed the cake. I wouldn’t fully replace it but you can swap half of it out if you like. Hi Shahirah! As office mates, we know that Ali’s favorite tea is a double bergamot I plan on making this again – but I read in another post of yours that adding sour cream can make your cake more moist. I was wondering the exact same thing. Thank you very much for your attention. I am a novice baker and have probably made less than 10 homemade cakes (thus far) in my life. It is easy to follow and very yummy. So, a bit of an ordeal and some food loss, but it all worked out in the end. Hi Sabrina! Hi Sharon! WhatsApp. Hi Catherine! I would recommend 1 1/2 cups AP flour and 3/4 cup AF. After the 15 minutes are up, strain the Earl Grey-infused milk into a separate container and set aside. Hi Marissa! You should double the recipe for three 9″ pans. For the Frosting: Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 week for freeze for 3 mos. I used regular tea bags to make the EG milk, which i let steep for about 20min (I wanted a very deep flavor) and a coffee grinder to grind the tea bag tea very finely. I don’t know but this recipe is 100% a keeper. I put my own spin and did a cream cheese frosting in umbre of purple. Regarding the dense cake — did it rise ok? Excited to try this! And I’m excited about this Earl Grey Cake! So glad you loved this cake and happy belated birthday to you . Or do you think the cake itself has enough earl grey flavor and adding this buttercream would be overpowering? literally jumped for joy haha. Hi Shelly! I was wondering if it was possible to make the batter in advance the night before. It really is one of my favourites. I just discard the loose tea in my organics bin. Earl Grey Cake In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and Earl Grey dust (cheap quality). Hi Annie- Claude! I basically dream of turning every dessert into a London Fog (aka Earl Grey Tea Latte), so basically you made my dreams come true! Hi Vishal! Just wondering but on average how many cupcakes do most of your recipes make?! I trust it’s a good recipe since the comments all say it turned out alright! No, if you reduce the serving size you should reduce the pan size too and possibly adjust the baking time. He prefers lighter flavors (white cake) and cream cheese. 4 would also work though — it would just make more and the buttercream would be a bit whiter . Made it for a baby shower and everyone loved it! Thank you for a great recipe! Make the Earl Grey cupcakes: In a medium saucepan, combine milk and Earl Grey tea bags and bring to a boil over high heat. ASAP. Please let me know how it turns out . The batter was incredibly runny so I was nervous, but it ended up being both moist and light. ** Add vanilla bean paste and mix until incorporated. I always use baking strips — this cake was made with them. Discard the tea bags. My cake didn’t come out so moist. In a bowl, add 6 grams of earl grey tea bag then in a saucepan, bring 60 ml of milk to a simmer then let the milk cool down slightly before adding it to the bowl with the earl grey … I made this cake awhile back and it tasted delicious! Hi! Hi Stephanie! I have two questions for you: It tasted amazing! Do you think I can do so with this recipe? Hi, this cake tasted delicious but i just had 1 issue. For the Cake: Cool the layers, double wrap in plastic wrap, freeze for up to 3 mos. Thanks so much, I’m so glad you all loved it . I didn’t realize at that point that the fridge had actually DIED. This cake looks amazing and I want to make it for my sister’s 40th but she isn’t a big fan of buttercream… Many thanks!! Thanks so much! Let me know how it turns out! how long should i bake it for? I like to refrigerate my cakes and take them out 2-3 hours before serving. I say traditionally because you can now get rooibos and even green tea versions of Earl Grey. Hi Priscilla! Add the tea bags and stir briefly. I’m so glad you loved it . I was thinking of doing that as well (the pan conversion). Hi Chris! 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. If I can’t grind the earl grey tea (we don’t have a grinder), it there any other alternative or can I leave it out? I made it for my supper club and it was a huge hit! I’ve seen a variation of earl grey cake all over the place and I tell myself I want to try it, but I actually don’t like earl grey. Do you think that would be a good combination? Hi Clare! Mine came out extremely dry too and I followed the recipe with the exception of the syrup. You could totally do that just fine . Hi Tara! For three 8″ pans, 1.5x the recipe by increasing the Servings to 18. Earl Grey Tea Yogurt Cake This is a really simple, cake recipe that you will love, its really great kind of a really nice subtle new flavor that you will love. However, i wanted to know if i could bake the cake in a pan all together and then level it into layers? I don’t recommend it as it will take a long time to make. Thanks for your feedback. You can keep it on the counter or refrigerate , Hi, I was wondering what depth the pan should be? Your story is my life! WhatsApp. If so what is your suggestion on how far to fill the cupcake holders? I added very few chopped blueberries as well to balance some flavors, and it turned out great. The recipe will make 18-24 depending on size. Otherwise you can change the Servings to 8 and use those amounts. Do I need to wrap the cake if I refrigerate it? Honey is often an addition to Earl Grey tea! Thank you! I tried this with a black keemun quince tea, and I think that’s a mistake; I think it needs the edge a good earl grey has; the velvety smoothness from the quince tea got a little overwhelmed by all the Other goodness in here. Alternate adding flour mixture and Earl Grey milk, beginning and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 of milk). The texture was perfect, and the buttercream balanced both the flavor and texture amazingly. I actually think it would go really well. Haha! Would like to send you photos too if you don’t mind. It didn’t rise very well and I’m wondering if it’s because the baking powder is old or because it took us a loooong time to actually get all of the ingredients into the mixer…haha. You can totally use it for cupcakes. Can I also ask, if I wanted to make this a 2 layer cake with 8” or 9” pans, would I need to change the bake temp or time? Thankfully they had one they could deliver on Saturday, so it wouldn’t be too bad. thank you! Remove from heat, steep for 5 mins. And how much batter should go into each pan? You could skip the simple syrup to cut some of the sweetness out or try a German buttercream instead that has a very subtle sweetness. I wiped all my utensils and bowl with lemon juice before making the meringue. The latter can pack in a lot more flour. Hi Jamie! If yes, what would be your recommendations for storage? Sweet upon sweet. It depends how many loaf pans you have! Hi Emily! I don’t find the cake too sweet myself, but it’s definitely a matter of preference. https://livforcake.com/simple-vanilla-buttercream/ Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you! For the cake: Microwave the milk on high until steaming, about 60-90 seconds. Strain and measure out 1 cup. Hi Priscilla! The only modification I made was the addition of a layer of raspberry filling between each layer, and it was really nice fit. Hi dear just wondering if this cake freezes well. 3 large eggs. LOVE a London Fog <3, This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you!! Definitely email over some pics as I’d love to see! How many cupcakes will this recipe make? It took me a while to make because I wanted to follow everything exactly, and I’ve never made this type of buttercream before, but it was totally worth it. Same temp Let me know how they turn out! ), so I waited until it was closer to Fall season. I made this cake (with a fig jam buttercream) yesterday and the cake came out wonderfully. Hello!! I bought brand new baking powder since the first round I made didn’t really rise and realized the BP was expired. Hi again, No matter what you look up, you’re either dying or you’re going to die. 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. What didn’t you like about the frosting? Also, I was wondering if Oat milk or any other non dairy milk would work in the earl grey milk part of the recipe! Hi Erin! I would do it when assembling. hello, I’m planning on making this for my gr ma’s birthday soon and im planning on testing this recipe out next week, I’m wondering if you could give me the measurement for a regular sized birthday cake for around 8 people? not only with the flavour combinations of the earl grey tea + honey, but that grey ombre frosting too. This earl grey cake is perfect for the tea lover. I did bake the cakes the night before, cooled them then wrapped them and kept it on the counter. I prefer the traditional one, although mine has a bit of a twist too. i think i am starting to fall in love with grey frosted cakes… Earl Grey is traditionally a black tea that is flavoured with bergamot (citrus). Thank you again! What could have gone wrong? Converting pan sizes is always tricky. Sorry for the delayed reply, I hope it worked out ok! I don’t have either of those, but I do have a mascarpone frosting here: https://livforcake.com/tiramisu-cake/. Sure enough, the smell faded away. Is it possible that the cake was underbaked? P.S. (2) the flavor of the cake was lovely, and when they came out of the oven, they looked like they were the right texture. happy canada day & happy fourth of july weekend!!!! Also, while a layer of cake is baking in the oven, how should I store the batter? What would you suggest as decorations/topping/garnish instead if not the earl grey tea leaves? Dense cakes are often due to overmixing the batter once the flour is added. Hi Rachel! Vanilla And Earl Grey Cake Makes a 7 inch, 3 layered round cake. Would it make a difference if I used oat milk and whole wheat flour for this recipe?? Do I need to change the temperature or cooking time? My dad loves earl grey so I’m planning to make this for his birthday that’s coming up soon. 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. Top up with milk if needed. Organic Earl grey tea Chiffon Cake with Lava Cream cheese in Lychee Flavour. I just want to say, I was super impressed with this cake. I think that would be amazing! Bring to room temp and rewhip before using. Definitely test your baking powder, but also is it possible the cake batter was overmixed? We put what we could into our (already packed and very small) second fridge/freezer, but there was still a lot left in the fridge. I am using the tulip cupcake holders. Does it need to go in the fridge while I wait? Plus, I could eat just the bowl of frosting by myself lol. I just made this cake in preparation for my 10yr Wedding anniversary. Hi Claudia! Hi Pia! I’ve made it a few times now, and every time the reviews have been unanimous: amazing!! Would you recommend palm fruit shortening or ghee or lard? Hi Yvette! Place the milk in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat it for 90 seconds or until it is hot but not boiling. Thank you in advance. I have a question here – it’s my friend’s birthday coming up and I’d like to make something special for him. Do you know if I could incorporate orange juice/zest in the frosting without messing it up? Google+. Thanks so much for the recipe! I was thinking of using your white cake recipe with a lemon curd filling and cream cheese frosting. Baking this cake as we speak!!! I made the buttercream on Wednesday and took the cake out, frosted and everything no problem. 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