Chocolate-Earl Grey Cake


Add a cup of Earl Grey tea into the batter to infuse this cake with bergamot flavor and fragrance.

Chocolate-Earl Grey Cake
Photo: Susie Cushner
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
10 serves


  • 6 Earl Grey tea bags or 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • confectioners' sugar


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
17g Fat
64g Carbs
7mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Protein 7g
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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