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Black Tea Scented Decoration Cake

Black Tea Scented Decoration Cake

This is a sponge cake made with tea leaves baked inside and decorated with a tea-flavored cream.

Ingredients: 23 cm round mold

Sponge Cake (Recipe ID: 237164):
Eggs
6
Granulated sugar
150 g
Cake flour
120 g
Cornstarch
40 g
Butter
70 g
Black tea leaves
2 tablespoons
Tea Cream:
Heavy cream
500 g
Granulated sugar
50 g
Black tea leaves
3 tablespoons
Tea-soaked prunes (Recipe ID: 269518)
as desired
Granulated sugar (or Yuzu jam)
to taste

Steps

1. Bake the Recipe ID: 237164 sponge cake. Finely break up the tea leaves in a mill etc., and please mix it into the batter before adding in the butter.
2. Make the tea cream. Use a mill etc to finely break up 1/2 tablespoon of tea leaves, add the remaining leaves to 80ml hot water, let steam until it cools to make a rich tea liquid, pass it through a tea strainer etc., and let cool in the fridge. The tea liquid will cloud up when chilled, but you don't have to worry about it.
3. Add in the heavy cream and granulated sugar, whip on high speed, add in the tea liquid and the tea leaves last, and whip some more to turn it into a proper cream.
4. After the baked sponge cake has cooled completely, cut into 2 slices, sandwich 1/3 of the cream in-between, completely cover with half of the remaining cream, and decorate with the remaining cream using a pastry bag.
5. I tried topping it with tea prunes (Recipe ID: 269518) and yuzu tea. Please decorate it with whatever ingredients you like.
6.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for my own birthday! I love tea cake, so I used my favorite earl grey tea for the sponge cake and for the cream. Top it off by placing the tea-soaked prunes on top!