Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons teas shared this lovely recipe with us for tea-infused spiced plum cake. Read our interview with Emeric Harney here, too!


1/4 c Spiced Plum Tea
8 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 c dark brown sugar
1/2 c dark molasses
1/2 c corn syrup
2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 zest of lemon
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp baking soda
4 c confectioners’ sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 10 x 3 1/2 inch bundt pan.

2. Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat, add the tea and steep for 5 minutes; strain, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible.

3. Melt the butter; stir it together with the brown sugar, molasses, and corn syrup until blended. Set aside to cool.

4. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to blend. Scrape in the butter-sugar mixture and blend. Add the eggs and lemon zest and process until smooth.

5. Stir the baking soda into 1 cup of the tea. It will bubble up. Stir the mixture into the batter, mixing well; then scrape it into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the top is springy and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove the pan and cool on a cake rack.

6. Combined the remaining tea with the lemon juice. Sift in the confectioners’ sugar, whisking until you have a thick but spreadable icing. Pour over the cooled cake and let it set.

7. Slice and enjoy!

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