Homemade black tea apple cake

Jun 08, 2021
Bake the perfect apple cake by infusing it with black tea. Source: Getty Images

Until recently, I’d never tried a black tea apple cake, but this recipe is amazing! I couldn’t believe how simple it was, and the flavours are sublime. It may well become a new favourite in your house.

Serves 6


  • 2 apples (I used Fuji, but a Jonathan or Jonagold would be perfect too)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 1 2/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 teabags Earl Grey tea
  • Icing sugar, to dust


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line base of a 23cm springform cake tin.
  2. Peel and core apples, and cut into segments. Toss apples in honey and lemon juice, then set aside.
  3. Place eggs and sugar in a bowl and beat using an electric beater until light and fluffy. Melt butter and pour into egg mixture. Sift in flour, then add tea from teabags. Fold carefully to combine.
  4. Pour batter into cake tin and carefully lay apple slices over the top. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Dust with icing sugar before serving.


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