Easter Earl Grey Cake

Indulge in the delightful flavours of Earl Grey with this scrumptious Easter Earl Grey Cake recipe. This recipe makes two perfectly sized cakes, ideal for Easter celebrations or a cosy gathering with loved ones.

Easter Earl Grey Cake



Time to Make

220 Minutes


Elegant Earl Grey


Elegant Earl Grey

For this regal Earl Grey, we balance teas from Ceylon and India. A touch of bergamot adds an exotic fragrance that lifts the tea's citrussy notes.


For two Easter Cakes (11-12cm) you will require the following ingredients:

For Cake:

  • 465g Plain Flour
  • 5tbsp Sugar
  • 14g Fast acting dry yeast
  • 90ml of Ahmad Tea’s Elegant Earl Grey Tea
  • 0.5tsp Salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 120g Butter
  • 100g Pine Nuts

For Syrup:

  • 250g Sugar
  • 200ml Water
  • 120ml of Ahmad Tea’s Elegant Earl Grey Tea

For Icing:

  • 1 Egg White
  • 130g Icing Sugar
  • 1tsp Lemon Juice


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and yeast. Mix well.
  2. Add warm Earl Grey tea, eggs, salt and butter. Knead the dough by hand or with a hook attachment until smooth.
  3. Grease a bowl with vegetable oil, place the dough in it, cover with film and a towel. Leave in a warm place (e.g. oven at 50C degrees) to rise for 90 minutes.
  4. Take out the dough, knead it lightly, add nuts and knead them into the dough. Divide the dough into two parts
  5. Place the dough into baking tins and let it rise for 40-60 minutes.
  6. Place the baking tins in the oven at 180C degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean. You can cover the top with foil to prevent burning.
  7. For the Syrup, mix all the ingredients into a saucepan, bring to the boil and let simmer until it slightly thickens.
  8. Pierce the finished and cooled cakes multiple times with a skewer and pour the syrup over them in several stages.
  9. For the icing, beat the egg white into a thick foam, add the icing sugar and lemon juice and beat again.
  10. Cover the cakes with the icing and decorate with bright sprinkles or as desired.
  11. When the icing has hardened put them into an airtight container to maintain their softness.