Pound Cake - Rooibos Pound Cake Recipe

This is a nice Rooibos flavored pound cake recipe. If you enjoy rooibos tea, you will like this one. If you have a tea cake recipe - please share! Our tea recipe collection is grown by other readers submitting their favorites. We would love to hear from you!

Tea Recipe - Rooibos Pound Cake


3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup all-purpose or cake flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons long steep rooibos tea (2T/cup for 10min)
For icing
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons long steep rooibos tea (2T/cup for 10min)

Make cake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Greaase loaf pan, then flour it, knocking out excess. Chill 10 minutes.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

Stir together milk and vanilla in a small bowl.

Beat together butter and remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Alternately add flour and milk mixtures to butter and eggs in 4 batches, beginning with flour and mixing at low speed until each batch is just incorporated. Mix in sugar until just combined, then add the strong steep rooibos tea.

Spoon batter into pan, smoothing top, and bake in middle of oven until golden brown on top and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Carefully loosen edges with a knife and immediately invert cake onto a rack to cool completely.

Make icing: Gradually add confectioners sugar to 1 tablespoon rooibos tea, whisking until smooth and adding more tea, 1 drop at a time, if glaze is too thick. Drizzle decoratively over top of cake.

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Apr 11, 2011
by: Anonymous

this recipe seems to be missing steps such as where does the other 1/4 cup of suger go? lol

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