Baking frenzy cakes Recipe

Black tea cake with chocolate glaze

This was a small experiment which got successful when I was craving for a tea time cake and I thought why not mix both together.The cake contained the strong brew flavor from the tea besides its usual sweetness and chocolaty taste.I used black leafy tea which is used to make black liquor tea(non-alcoholic ) without milk.It does not provide a strong brew.
Sponge cake

    1. Refined flour (8 tbsp)
    2. Refined flour (5 tbsp)
    3. Black leafy tea(3 tbsp)
    4. Eggs (3)
    5. Vanilla(1 tsp)
    6. Baking powder(1/2 tsp)
    7. Hot water 4 tbsp
    8. Butter (2 tbsp)
    9. Sugar powdered(5 tbsp)


    1. Grease the 6 inch cake tin
    2. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius
    3. Separate the egg yolks from the whites
    4. Beat the egg whites till stiff
    5. Add vanilla to the egg yolks and keep aside
    6. Strain flour and baking powder
    7. powder the black tea leaves in the grinder finely
    8. Soak in 4 tbsp of boiling water


  1. Add sugar to the egg whites and beat at lowest speed
  2. Add tea mix followed by flour.
  3. Fold slowly
  4. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 mins till cooked properly from inside.
  5. Take it out and allow to cool in a cooling rack

Chocolate glaze

  1. 100 gm chocolate bar
  2. Cream (1 cup)
  3. Butter (2 tbsp)


  1. Melt the chocolate by micro for 40 to 50 seconds
  2. Heat the cream in microwave
  3. Mix the cream with the chocolate and butter and heat it for another 20 to 30 seconds till a bright shiny liquidy chocolaty glaze is formed
  4. Pour it generously on the cake and allow to set.
  5. Serve the cake in plate during breakfast or as a dessert



Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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