Earl Grey Pound Cake With Lemon Curd

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

Lemon and tea are a classic pairing. Try the duet in this wonderful Earl Grey Cake with Lemon Curd. These are meant to be baked in mini bundt pans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Let the butter, eggs, and sour cream stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 12 individual fluted tube pans; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, ground tea leaves, baking powder, salt, and soda; set aside.
  4. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add granulated sugar; continue beating 5 minutes.
  6. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, scraping sides of bowl after each addition.
  7. Beat in vanilla (Mixture may appear curdled).
  8. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling two-thirds full.
  10. Bake 25 minutes or until pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pans on racks 10 minutes.
  12. Remove; cool on racks.
  13. TO FINISH:.
  14. Split cakes in half. Place tops on plates upside down; spread with curd.
  15. Add bottoms to creat a proper looking bundt cake.
  16. Sprinkle powdered sugar.
  17. *TIP:.
  18. For 4 teaspoons ground Earl Grey tea leaves, open bags with finely ground tea leaves (5 bags) or use mortar and pestle to finely grind loose Earl Grey tea leaves; measure 4 teaspoons.).
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful recipe, though I highly recommend using Bigelow brand Earl Grey tea. It gives a flavor like none other =)

Anunnaki July 20, 2011

Nice thick, sweet-smelling batter! Had enough to make 6 mini bundts for family and 2 mini loaves for gift-giving. Used Splash Earl Grey Black Tea but used a store-bought lemon curd. I'll make my own with the next batch. This makes a lovely addition to any tea tray. Thanks, Annacia, I'm so glad I tried this out. Oh yeah, even without the lemon curn this is delicious!

Julie B's Hive December 15, 2007