Earl Grey Tea Chiffon Cake Recipe

This cake is ideal to serve as tea cake for your guests during Chinese New Year, but of course also on Valentine’s Day.
By Ann Low

Earl Grey Tea Chiffon Cake Recipe

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Earl Grey Tea Chiffon Cake Recipe
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This cake is ideal to serve as tea cake for your guests during Chinese New Year, but of course also on Valentine’s Day.
Recipe Type: Cake
Serves: 1 cake
  • 55g Plain flour
  • 2 tbsp Almond ground/meal
  • 3 Egg yolks (large size egg – 70g each)
  • 20g Sugar
  • 50g Canola oil
  • 80ml Fresh milk
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 75g Sugar
  • ¾ tbsp Corn flour (7g)
  • 3 Egg whites
  1. Heat up fresh milk (not boiled and off heat), add Earl Grey tea leaves in it. Cover and leave to cool then strain tea leaves through a fine sieve and set aside (keep tea leaves).
  2. Sift flour twice and mix well with almond meal. Combine egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Add Earl Grey tea and canola oil and blend together. Add flour mixture and mix well with a hand whisk and lastly add in the tea leaves. Mix well again and set aside.
  3. Make meringue – Combine sugar and corn flour. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add half the sugar and flour mixture and continue beating for a few minutes, then add remaining sugar and flour mixture and beat until egg whites are glossy, with stiff peaks.
  4. Gradually pour all the egg mixture into the meringue at low speed then stop machine. Using a rubber spatula and fold the mixture well.
  5. Pour batter evenly into the ungreased chiffon cake pan. Gently bang the pan on the table top to release air bubbles.
  6. Place cake pan in the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes then switch oven to lower grill for 5 minutes.
  7. When cake is done, remove from oven and turn the pan over. Leave cake to cool in pan.
  8. Once cake has cooled completely, carefully run a knife around the sides of the cake to loosen it.
Ann Low

Ann Low

Ann Low is the author of Anncoo Journal, and loves to bake and cook for both family and friends. She acquired a strong passion for culinary skills from a very young age by watching her grandmother prepare delicious meals for the family. Ann believes that baking is an art and she wants to share her baking and cooking experiences with everyone in the world.

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Originally Published: February 4, 2013

6 Responses to Earl Grey Tea Chiffon Cake Recipe


    February 14, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Dear Ms Ann,

    how high heat to bake it at? it’s not mentioned.

  2. Ann Low

    Ann Low Reply

    February 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Hi Angeline, sorry for the missing! The baking temp is 170C.
    You may like to drop by my blog to take a look at other recipes as well.

  3. Sophie Reply

    March 25, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I made this cake this morning and it was delightful :) I crushed the earl grey tea leaves in a mortar and pestle first before infusing it in the milk.

    I did not have an aluminium tin, so I had to resort to non-stick, thus I may not have had the rise I desired. Nonetheless, a lovely soft cake.

  4. Ann Low

    Ann@Anncoo Journal Reply

    March 26, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Hi Sophie, I’m so glad you enjoyed this soft cake. Hopefully you can get the tube pan one day.

  5. silvia chang Reply

    July 17, 2013 at 10:07 am

    hi, how can i avoid my chiffon cracking at the top? As I would like a smooth top (just
    llike the base)

    • Ann Low

      Ann@Anncoo Journal Reply

      July 18, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Hello silvia Chang,

      I’m not sure how to make the top of the chiffon cake as smooth as the base. I think is normal for chiffon cake, we usually look at the smooth base after inverted the cake :)

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