18 March 2012

Black Tea Cake with Strawberry Tea Jam

There is one thing i can truly be proud of. I do not get sick. Germs hop away at the touch of my skin and in great fear. Which reminds me, I also know how to take care of sick people. Especially those stubborn ones, if you know what i'm sayin'.
Hence, when Jes says 3 cups, you gotta listen. 'less you want her to go down the crazy road. And you don't want her going there! You really don't. I'm just sayin'
 3 cups of Chinese herbal tea (not those served in your Dim Sum restaurant, those are a treat) a day. I assure you, you'd be thankful in the end. In return, when i'm feeling like less of a "devil" or when i couldn't sleep at the wee hours woken up by the exact thoughts of an awesome cake, you'll wake up to a slice of this. Deal?
This cake is one of my most random creations...who am i kidding, this is my most awesomest random creation that didn't turn out a disaster! May the little fur-less bunny rest in peace. 
I woke up at the strangest hour this morning, thinking up various flavours that will jingle all our tastebuds, as well as our eyes.

 This cake is the perfect definition of texture and flavour. The first you'll notice is the red strawberry jam, drizzled on the cake like a sweet sweet painting. Then, you'll smell the thick fragrance of bitter black tea infused in and around the cake. As you cut through the slice, you'll feel the lightness, a clean cut, implying its density and oh-so-puddingy feel. Followed by the climax. A bite of the cake, far from its sweet picture, a slightly tangy buttery cloud melting away giving way to the scent of black tea and the last finishing sprint of sweet strawberry glaze.

Oh, I'm also proud of the ability to drive people crazy. (Not that i've been trying.)
Cheers,
Jesse

27 comments:

  1. NO three cups are too much
    And the only stubborn person is the one who trying to feed three cups of tea a day

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  2. Black tea is gorgeous and in these cakes, it would definitely give an awesome kick - ignore anonymous they don't have any idea what they are talking about and are plain mean!
    You rock :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Lemon Polenta Raisin Cookies + Mini Citrus Berry Yoghurt Bundt Cakes

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    1. @ Choc Chip Uru: Hahah! sorry, that was Bambi, he doesn't like bitter tea -my boyfriend (but i'll tell him he's just plain mean!) ;)

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    2. Hey! Where love jellybean?

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  3. What a great idea - this is basically the ultimate breakfast - loaf cake, jam and tea! That sticky glaze looks absolutely delicious :-)

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    1. @ thelittleloaf: I know right! If i go a little over the edge, i'd make the jam jelly-like and really pour a layer of it.. :)

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  4. Hehe, such a cute post. The cake and jam look amazing!

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    1. @ Spicie Foodie: Thank you for introducing your awesome blog! Will be taking my time savoring it ;)

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  5. What a genius creation! Your shot is stunning! ;)

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    1. @ Food For Tots: Thank you for visiting back! I will definitely know where to look for when i need to bribe the kids with food !

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  6. Gorgeous. I think you're right- my husband never gets sick and he drinks it all day long.

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    1. @ tori: see! finally someone agreeing with me ;)

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  7. Hooray for tea! I LOVE this post, and not just because I am an avid tea drinker. Great recipe :)

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    1. @ Jan: Hooooooray indeed! I myself ain't a tea drinker. But oooh, how good teas in cakes are!

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  8. delicious!!!!
    xoxo

    http://cappucinofrio.blogspot.com.es/

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  9. You know, I quite envy you for never getting sick (this comes from a person who's had a cold for the past 4 weeks...), but anyway, this cake looks fabulous! I've recently discovered adding tea to all sorts of things and it adds such distinctive flavor and definition to any dish. Can't wait to try this cake1

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    1. @ Cappucino frio: Thank you! Your site is full of amazing pictures!

      @ Gourmantine: Indeed, tea in a cake is just fabulous!

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  10. These little tea cakes are so cute. I love the ingredients in 'em! I adore black tea so I'll definitely have to give these a try.

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    1. @ Russell: Your pictures are always one of my inspirational place ;)

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  11. Oh, how your description of those cakes got my juices flowing!

    (Man. I wish that sounded less creepy.)

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    1. @ movita: yeah.. a little bit creepy... but lets move on! haha i love you! (now we're even on the creepy note)

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  12. What a gorgeous looking loaf, all oozy and juicy!

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    1. @ Stephanie: Thank you! I do adore a good amount of oozy gooey'ness ;)

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  13. Just lovely! These look vibrant and delicious!

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    1. @ Alana: Thank you! But they taste much more relaxed than they look :)

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