The Hygge Series: Plum + Roses Tea Cake

The Hygge Series: Plum + Roses Tea Cake

Plum + Roses Brew is great as a tea – however, what’s the point in any ingredient if it can’t be baked into glory? This was exactly my idea when I worked on this blend with Tea Trunk. The black tea base makes it easy to brew in milk, and the delicate notes of roses, plums, peaches and cherries make it a delight to swirl into cake.

I brew the tea in milk for this cake and leave the tea leaves within – they are all perfectly edible and only help enhance the flavours. Alternately, if you have brewed this tea and have leftover, you can also simply reheat with a touch of milk and let cool down before swirling into the cake.

This cake is a delicate kind that is to be had at tea time or for an indulgent breakfast. Slices of this is a perfect addition to your three-tier stand, and may I say, super easy on the eyes!

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PHOTO CREDITS: The Kitchen Trail

The Recipe
Serves 6


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp Plum + Roses Brew
  • Icing:
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • pink food colouring


  • Warm the milk and add the tea and let it brew for at least an hour, if not overnight
  • Preheat the oven to 200C and grease and flour a medium loaf tin
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together and set aside
  • Cream the butter and sugar first until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and milk with the tea leaves into the batter and whisk for another few minutes
  • Then gently combine the dry ingredients and remove any lumps
  • Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 25 minutes
  • Remove when the skewer comes out clean and let cool completely before glazin
  • Icing:
  • Whisk the icing sugar with milk until you achieve desired consistency
  • Add the colouring and mix
  • Pour the glaze over the cake

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