Savory Black Tea Pound Cake

Savory Black Tea Pound Cake

The savory aroma of black tea spreads throughout your mouth.
Enjoy it for a somewhat elegant tea time.
You could even use it when entertaining guests.

Ingredients: 1Pound Cake Pan

100 g
100 g
100 g
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
Black Tea Leaves (Tea Bags)
2 bags worth
Rum (Brandy)
1 teaspoon


1. Soften the margarine to room temperature. Bring the eggs to room temperature, as well.
2. Beat the margarine with a whisk until creamy.
3. Add the sugar in 5 batches, mixing it in well each time. Whip it well until it becomes pale and airy.
4. Break the egg from Step 1 into a separate bowl and beat. Add it to Step 3 in about 5 batches and mix it well so that it the mixture doesn't separate.
5. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture in Step 4, add the black tea leaves and rum, and use a rubber spatula to lightly combine it by using a cut and fold motion.
6. Pour it into the cake pan and bang it on the counter a few times to smooth it out. It will bake nicely if you indent the center a bit.
7. Bake for 35 minutes in a preheated 170°C oven.
8. If an inserted toothpick comes out clean, then it's done!! It came out nicely browned.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this because I had a lot of tea bags.
I thought that there must be some sort of snack I could make by using them, so I made this.
The tea leaves are crisp and so delicious.

Please try the sister recipe:
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