Chocolate Earl Grey Cake

Friends were coming for dinner tonight so I decided yesterday I was going to make this cake.

 (They have now cancelled because of the stupid snow so other friends are coming now)

The first thing I thought of this morning was the fact that last night Ron and I drank all the Earl Grey tea.

Well, since Meredith now works at David’s Tea I have a few options and figured what does it matter what kind of tea you use.  Well, I won’t know for about 4 to 5 hours, unless of course I try a piece before company comes but that would just be rude.

I chose to make the cake with Mint Chocolate Rooibos.  Yum!  I am not a mint lover but this is one of my favorite teas.

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a fluted Bundt pan

Start with 2 Tablespoons of loose Tea. I love this little gadget, it pours right out of the bottom once it is brewed

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Add 1 cup water

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Brew for 3 to 5 minutes or 4 minutes and 26 seconds. Whatever!!

 I use my phone alarm so I don’t start doing something else and forget!

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Melt 4 ounces of unsweetened Chocolate and cool.

I have these neat features on my microwave

melt

soften

defrost etc.

So, of course I am going to use the melt one but all of a sudden I smelled chocolate.  It was almost cooking it. So, future me needs to remember that and watch it a bit closer.  Glad I caught it in time.

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Mix 1/2 cup milk, 3 eggs and 2 cups sugar until fluffy.  My butter was right out of the fridge and I didn’t want it to wait to soften so my mixture wasn’t too “fluffy” but mixed none the less.

Add the cooled chocolate, then 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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 Add 1/2 cup plain yogurt.  I only had Greek plain yogurt and Greek chocolate yogurt.  I was actually hoping I didn’t have enough plain so I would have to substitute the chocolate but I had enough.  Probably best, too many changes and who knows what the outcome would be!

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Now add the brewed tea.  Do be careful when mixing as this may happen…..

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Now that all the goodness is mixed together, you can pour it into the bundt pan.

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Bake for 50 minutes or until skewer comes out with a few crumbs.

Let sit for 5 minutes then remove from pan and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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My taste buds await!

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Until me “m eat” again!

Tea Cake with Real TEA!!

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