Tea time is a special occasion at the Captain’s House Inn. Served daily, guests look forward to this afternoon tradition at the Captain’s House. Thus, it’s no surprise that their featured recipes would include a favorite tea. Try it and let us know how you like it!
Earl Grey Chocolate Cake
6 Earl Grey tea bags or 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Butter
2 cups Granulated Sugar
4 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate, Melted and Cooled
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
Heat oven to 350° F. Coat an 8-cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray.
- Brew the tea in the water 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the leaves and set the brewed tea aside.
- Using a mixer, beat the butter, eggs, and granulated sugar until fluffy. Blend in the chocolate. Beat in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, yogurt, and brewed tea. Pour into pan.
- Bake 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Turn out of pan and cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.