May 082020
Vegan Earl Grey Tea Loaf

I have a box of Earl Grey tea bags that have been hiding in the cupboard well past their best before date (I mean years). They don’t taste fantastic as a cup of tea, but they still work great in baking, so I decided to make a vegan Earl Grey Tea Loaf!

I’m sure not everyone will agree, but one of my favourite things in life is a plump raisin – you know, after they’ve been soaked. This recipe takes a bit of advanced planning because you need to soak the raisins in tea overnight, but it is totally worth it for a moist, light loaf cake filled with juicy raisins, crunchy pecans, and a delightful tea flavour.

For more easy baking recipes see Vegan Banana Bread ?  and Tahini and Almond Cookies

Vegan Early Grey Tea Loaf
Look at those plump raisins!
  • 100g. sultanas or raisins, soaked overnight in strong tea. I used three tea bags and around 200ml. of water.
  • 50g. granulated sugar
  • 40g. light brown sugar
  • 160g. plain flour
  • 1tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2tsp. baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tsp. neutral oil
  • tea leaves from two Earl Grey tea bags
  • handful of chopped pecans
  • 180ml. of strong tea (that the raisins were soaked in)


  • Oil a loaf tin and pre-heat your oven to 160° C fan (180° C).
  • Mix together your dry ingredients in a large bowl, and then add your tea flakes.
  • Add in your vanilla, oil, and tea and mix well. The batter will be runny.
  • Add in your sultanas and chopped nuts, and mix until incorporated.
  • Pour into prepared tin. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

This cake keeps well in a sealed container for up to 5 days.

Vegan Earl Grey Tea Loaf
Vegan Earl Grey Tea Loaf with Sultanas and Pecans





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