Tasty Tea House Cakes

To celebrate Afternoon Tea week we have teamed up with expert baker and keen blogger Plan It Cake to make some delicious cakes you can have with your afternoon tea.

Find the recipe below to make your own Tea House Vanilla Spiced Chai Cake and don’t forget to send us your photos which we will feature on our facebook page!

Makes one 8″ square tray bake or 12 cupcakes

3 medium eggs
200g butter
200g caster sugar
200g self-rising flour
6 tsp spiced chai tea
1tsp vanilla paste

Creamy topping
150g butter
250g cream cheese
800g icing sugar
10ml chai brew
1tsp vanilla paste


– Pre heat oven to 180°C conventional oven or 170°C for fan assisted oven.
– Line the 8″ plan with grease proof paper.
– Boil kettle and add 50ml hot water to a jug with the tea and leave to brew and cool to room temperature.
– Filter tea in to a cup once cooled.
– Whisk butter and sugar, crack in eggs one at a time and mix well.
– Add 100ml of cooled chai brew.

Slow down mixer and add half the flour, add the other half. Speed mixer up to combine well. Place into 8″ square pan and cook mid oven for 35mins or if your using cupcake cases, cook for around 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Check every 5mins if extra time is needed.

Cool on a wire rack and peel away grease proof paper.

Creamy Topping

Soften butter and add cream cheese. Add vanilla paste and mix. Add sifted icing sugar, remaining chai brew and mix till combined. Spread over tray bake and place on your favourite cake plate or stand.

The best tea to enjoy with these cakes is a cup of The Tea House Superior English Breakfast tea.

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