Sunday, June 22, 2008

From Bigelow Tea

Looking for a fun and delicious way to add tea to your recipes? A couple of years ago, one of the ladies from the Tea Society made this cake for one of our events and it was absolutely delicious.

¾ cup boiling water
3 Bigelow Perfect Peach ™ Herb Tea Bags
¾ cup butter or margarine; softened, divided
½ cup brown sugar
1 can (16-oz.) sliced peaches, well-drained
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon or orange peel (optional)

Yield: Yields one 9” round cake.


Pour boiling water over tea bags. Let steep 10 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing out liquid.

Meanwhile, drain peaches in a colander; transfer to a plate and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

In small skillet, melt ¼ cup butter. Add brown sugar and cook over medium heat until brown sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture into bottom of 9" round cake pan. Arrange peaches on sugar mixture.

Preheat oven to 350° F. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large mixer bowl, beat remaining ½ cup butter with granulated sugar until combined. Add eggs and lemon peel, and beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy about 2 minutes. Alternately beat in flour mixture and tea mixture, beating well after each addition.

Spread batter evenly over peaches. Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done. Remove from oven and let stand on wire rack 10-15 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan and invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm.

About Bigelow Tea:
R.C. Bigelow, Inc. has produced quality teas since 1945. Based in Fairfield, CT, Bigelow Tea takes pride in its family heritage and its successful growth into one of the nation's leading producers of Green Tea, Decaf Tea, Herbal Tea, Flavored Tea and specialty teas. Today, in addition to its flagship Constant Comment Tea , Bigelow Tea offers a wide variety of green tea, iced tea, and gourmet teas, everything from black tea, flavored tea, green tea, herbal tea, decaffeinated tea, iced tea, and loose tea, along with tea gift baskets, tea chests and tea accessories.


willow said...

I love peach anything! This looks wonderful. I'm cutting and pasting the recipe right now...

Betsy said...

Very yummy looking! Thanks! Wish I had a piece right now!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Rebecca, I love the old-fashioned goodness of upside-down cakes and never pass one up. I've just printed off this recipe for the "recipes" tab of my bloggy binder. Soon, when the Ontario peaches are ready, there will be some baking going on in Lavinia's kitchen....
Thank you, and looking forward to the 'tea' aspect of this cake. How appropos for your tea society!

bigelow tea said...

Thanks so much for the Bigelow Tea mention...enjoy that cake!!

Valorie for Bigelow Tea