Sweet

Blueberry + Green Tea Loaf

The perfect balance of spice and savouriness from Moringa Green Tea by Chai Diaries against the sweet and sour blueberry jam in this cake is a sheer delight to the eyes and palate.

Resembling a layered coffee cake, but prettier and burst of gorgeous colours – this cake will end up having a permanent spot on your craving list.

Making this cake is pretty straight forward and the highlight is this honey buttercream style frosting.

I use very strong cold brewed tea (approximately 3 tbsp of loose leaf in a cup of water, steeped overnight) that brings out that gorgeous colour and taste. My personal opinion is that I can reduce the sugar amount by a good few tablespoons as the jam is quite sweet. But most would keep the sugar amount as is below. The frosting is a mild honey buttercream speckled with vanilla bean, topped with a little bit more blueberry jam.

Enjoy!

The Recipe
Serves Yields: 8 inch loaf Serves: 10 slices Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup strong cold brew Moringa Green Tea by Chai Diaries (use 2-3 tbsp tea for 1 cup water)
  • ¾ cup blueberry jam
  • Frosting:
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tbsp strong cold brew Moringa Green Tea by Chai Diaries
  • 1/8 cup butter
  • 1/8 cup icing sugar
  • pinch of vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 cup blueberry jam

Instructions

  • Grease and flour a medium loaf tin (9inches)
  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Whisk the dry ingredients of the cake and set aside
  • Beat the butter and cream in a large mixing bowl
  • Then add the eggs, one by one, beating continuously, followed by the cold brew tea
  • Add the dry ingredients and combine with spatula
  • Pour half the batter into the loaf tin
  • Layer the blueberry jam evenly
  • Pour the remaining the batter on top and pat the tin against the surface to remove any air bubbles
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow for the cake to cool on a rack completely before turning out
  • Meanwhile prepare the frosting by whisk together the honey, butter, icing sugar, vanilla, salt and tea until well combined
  • Once the cake has cooled and turned over, spread the frosting over the loaf with an offset spatula
  • Spread some blueberry jam on top