Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chocolate Earl Grey Pound Cake

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While flipping through some magazine clippings, I came across this recipe for Chocolate Earl Grey Pound Cake.  I can’t remember what magazine it was in, but I’m sure it’s been in my file for quite some time.

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Doesn’t this look yummy?  Perfect for Sunday afternoon tea.

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I’ve made a similar recipe that used strong black coffee, but I liked the idea of Earl Grey tea as part of the liquid.  Since my stoneware bundt pan was stored away somewhere in the basement, I used a regular tube pan instead.  Not as pretty but okay for a family cake.

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The recipe called for a 300 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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I took it out of the oven 20 minutes before the recommended time. It probably would have been done in 45 minutes.  Maybe I need to check my oven for temperature setting accuracy.  Either that or use my stoneware for baking.

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The cake was quite good but didn’t have a noticeable Earl Grey flavor.  The recipe did include an Earl Grey Dark Chocolate Sauce that would probably have added more tea flavor.

The boys will make short work of the cake, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  If you’d like this cake recipe please let me know. 

8 comments:

Disney Mummy said...

I'd like the recipe. I tried to find a link on your blog page to email you, but couldn't find one. My email is bazzill@gmail.com. Many thanks!

Val said...

Yes please! I always love trying new cake recipes. I've never had one made with tea before...

Jo said...

I made Bara Brith, the Welsh cake which uses strong black tea. It is a delicious cake but even though it contains black tea, you cant taste the tea at all.

Angela McRae said...

I'd like it, please! And is that a tea-themed placemat/tablecloth I see? So pretty!

Marilyn said...

This looks so good. I think I may have it in my files. I will have to go and look.

I will pray for your friend Ruth. Pancreatic cancer or any cancer for that matter is not a good thing to have to deal with.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

GREAT Post..you should link this up to Tea Party Tuesday here with us! http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/06/tea-party-tuesday-link-up-2-elegant.html

Bernideen said...

Yes this really looks delicious!

{ T G L } said...

I'd love the recipe. That looks gorgeous. And yummy! Also, the Dutch China is really rather striking. What a find :)

Greetings from a fellow tea-lover :)
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