"What's that?" I hear you say, "a chocolate cake with tea in it?"
Oh yes. This cake makes a fantastic tea-tastic afternoon tea treat. Here's how to make it:
4 eggs separated
4oz butter, room temperature
1/2 pt brewed tea, cooled
17oz plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3oz cocoa powder
8oz nuts - chopped hazelnuts or walnuts
A 9ins bundt or ringed tin
Preheat oven to 360F or 180C
Cream the egg yolks, butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the tea. (Tea!)
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, breadcrumbs, cocoa and nuts, then fold gently into the tea mixture.
Whip the egg whites into stiff peaks then fold into the tea batter. Pour into your tin, then bake for 60-70 mins until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool for 20 mins before turning out... and enjoy!
Ah, a chocolate cake with tea in it. Doesn't get any better than that.
Are you planning any baking this bank holiday weekend?