Laager Tea4Kidz + Peach and Apricot Cake

INGREDIENTS

For the cake

150 g Butter
½ cup Milk
5 bags Laager Tea4Kidz+ Peach & Apricot flavour Rooibos Tea
½ cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla essence
4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
Pinch Salt

For the icing

1 TBSP Laager Tea4Kidz+ Peach & Apricot flavour Rooibos Tea
150 g Butter
1 cup Icing sugar
¼ cup Apricot jam
Milk (if needed)  

METHOD

For the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease two 15 cm round cake tins.
  2. Place butter, milk and Laager Tea4Kidz+ Peach & Apricot flavour Rooibos Tea bags in a pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 - 7 minutes, depending on your preferred strength of tea. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, then squeeze teabags to get all flavour and remove. Take 1 TBPS from the mixture and place in a separate container, this will be incorporated into the icing. Set aside.
  3. Beat sugar, eggs and vanilla essence together until light and fluffy.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the cooled tea mixture, then fold in the sugar mixture.
  6. Pour equal amounts of the mixture into baking tins and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool - make sure that cakes are cooled completely before following the icing instructions.

For the icing

  1. Beat the butter, icing sugar and the 1 TBSP of Laager Tea4Kidz+ Peach & Apricot flavour Rooibos Tea kept aside until a smooth consistency is achieved. If the mixture is too stiff, add a very tiny amount of milk.
  2. Spread apricot jam on top of one of the cakes and the underside of the other, then place on top of each other.
  3. Use the icing to ice the rest of the cake and add decoration if you choose.

ENJOY!

Note: (If you add the whole mixture to one pan it could take up to 40 minutes to bake)

Credit: https://www.lovilee.co.za/rooibos-infused-cake-recipe/ adapted from mykitchen.co.za