Earl Grey Honey and Fig Cake recipe


A delicious fig cake made with Twinings earl grey, and honey! Beautifully moist, and so pretty to look at, there's no reason not to bake this cake recipe!

Prep. Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
  • Ingredients
  • Method




Microwave milk for 90 seconds to 2 minutes until very hot. Steep tea bags for 20 minutes. Squeeze out as much liquid from tea bags. Remove tea bags. Stir in egg whites and vanilla. Set aside.


Preheat oven to 175° C. Lightly grease and flour two 6-inch cake pans. Line with parchment paper and set aside.


Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together softened butter and sugar. Add ⅓ of dry flour mixture. Mix on low speed. Add ½ of liquid mixture. Continue to mix on low speed and add another ⅓ of dry flour mixture. Add remaining liquid mixture. Mix on low and add remaining ⅓ of dry flour mixture. Scrape down bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing. The batter should be smooth.


Divide batter between two prepared cake pans. Level batter using the back of a spoon or a mini offset spatula. Bake for 30-35 minutes, rotating once halfway through baking. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before unmolding. Place cake on wire rack and allow to cool to room temperature


For the honey cream cheese frosting, mix together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Scrape down bowl as needed. Add confectioners' sugar, honey, and salt. Mix until frosting is smooth and thoroughly combined.


To assemble, level cooled cake as needed. Place one cake layer on a cake stand or cake plate. Spread a generous amount of honey cream cheese frosting into an even layer over the cake.


Place another cake layer on top. Top with frosting. Place sliced figs on top of cake. Sprinkle pistachios on top. Drizzle honey as desired.


Keep cake stored in the fridge until ready to serve. Let the cake sit at room temperature for 20 minutes to allow the cake to soften. Drizzle additional honey, as desired, before serving.

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