Recipe of the Day: Earl Grey Chocolate Cake from Captain's House Inn

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! 


Tea time at Captain's House Inn

Earl Grey Chocolate Cake


                 Earl Grey tea bags or 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey

1 cup               Water

1/2 cup            Butter

3                      Eggs

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

 Confectioners’ Sugar


 Heat oven to 350° F. Coat an 8-cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray. 

  1. Brew the tea in the water 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the leaves and set the brewed tea aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.