Apple Cake With A Subtle Tea Flavor

Apple Cake With A Subtle Tea Flavor

The flavour of black tea and the texture of apples are a fun combination in this cake. It's a light cake that uses no butter and just a little oil.

Ingredients: 1 pound cake mold

Cake flour
120 g
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
70 g (adjust to your liking)
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Black tea bag
1/2 (if small, use 1 apple)


1. Have all the ingredients ready to go.
2. Crack the egg into a bowl and add sugar. Whisk well.
3. Add vegetable oil to the step 2 mixture. Whisk some more.
4. Add the milk also, and mix again.
5. Add the sifted cake flour and baking powder into the bowl.
6. Change to a rubber spatula, and fold the flour in.
7. Remove the black tea leaves from the tea bag and add them into the batter. Mix to combine.
8. Cut up 2/3rds of the apple into wedges and slice thinly. Add this to the batter. Reserve the other 1/3 of the apple to use as topping.
9. Pour the batter into a cake pan lined with kitchen parchment paper. Scatter the reserved apples on top, and press them into the batter lightly with your fingers.
10. Bake in a preheated 170 ℃ oven for about 40 minutes. If a bamboo skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, the cake is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love black tea and apple, so I created a cake which combines both, and doesn't use a lot of fat.