Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Sweet Sunday {Earl Grey Cake}

This is a really basic cake, but it is so delicious. 

I was inspired by this post I found on Pinterest, but I wanted to do a lemon-vanilla buttercream frosting rather than a fruit glaze. I ended up just improvising a bit with a simple white cake recipe, to which I added two bags worth of steeped loose leaf Earl Grey tea along with the zest from about a 1/4 of a lemon. Then I made a basic buttercream recipe and added the same amount of lemon zest I used in the cake batter. I baked as specified by the recipe and then frosted the cake once it cooled. And oh man, my apartment smelled SO good while it was baking! I wish I would have found this last summer so I could have served it at my wedding shower! It seems like a perfect wedding shower cake.

Hope your Sunday was as sweet as mine! :)


  1. This looks so delicious! I am having people over for dinner tomorrow and was thinking about making a cake. You have inspired me now :)

  2. That's awesome! I hope you did it :)