Earl Grey Tangerine Chiffon Cake



Earl Grey Chiffon Cake

(makes one 18cm cake)
1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea powder – put tea into the blender and blend few seconds
100g cake flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
40g caster sugar
50ml vegetable oil
75ml earl grey tangerine tea -infuse a teabag in 80 ml hot water and measure out 75ml

3 egg whites
40g caster sugar
1/4 tsp cream tartar


1. Sift together the flour, baking powder. Add the blended tea leaves and stir to combine. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, place the yolks, oil, salt and 40g sugar and beat with a hand whisk until combined and sugar has dissolved. Add the tea. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
3. Beat the egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar. Continue beating until fine foams then gradually add in the 40g of sugar. Beat to stiff peaks.
4. When the meringue is almost done, add in flour to the yolk batter and whisk quickly to combine.
5. Add 1/3 of meringue into the yolk batter and mix well with a hand whisk to lighten the batter. Add another 1/3 and mix till combined. Lastly add the final portion and whisk briefly to combine before switching to spatula to scoop batter from bottom and fold up until no more streaks of yolk batter can be seen.
6. Pour into prepared pan and tap on the table top to remove bubbles and also to even out the batter.
7. Bake in preheated oven at 160C for 60-70 minutes. Cool inverted on a rack before slicing.
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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe, Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Cheryl from Baking Taitai.


  1. Hi Jeannie, your earl grey tea tangerine chiffon cake looks tall and fluffy, nice!

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  2. Hi Jeannie,

    Your earl grey chiffon cake looks so perfectly soft and fluffy!


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  3. Interesting combination!

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  4. Amelia said

    Hi Jeannie, this earl grey look really good too. Earl grey tea is one of my top favorite.. I’m sure this chiffon cake is very fragrant and tasty.

    Best regards


  5. Hi Jennie, I like your chiffon cake with earl grey flavor. Interesting to go with earl grey.


  6. […] I received couple of enquiries for the recipe for the Earl Grey Chiffon Cake in a normal round pan.  Below are the recipes for those interested. I am calling it Earl Grey Cotton Cake because it really is soft like cotton. Anyway, it is just a name and you may call it any other name as you like.  This is actually the same recipe for Earl Grey Chiffon Cake that I shared before but with a different baking method.  The original recipe was adapted from Jeannie Tay Blog. […]


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