• Serves 8
  • 70 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


Just add tea leaf in apple cake. The combination of apple and tea is very nice.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 2 Apples
  • 150g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 70g vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, room temparature
  • 3tbsp milk
  • 1 black tea bag


  1. Peel and diced an apple, and slice another apple. (one is for mix with other ingredients, and another one which with skin is for topping)
  2. Preheat oven to 170c. Line the baking paper in a loaf pan.
  3. Whisk the eggs and mix with sugar. Add oil and milk, and stir until well combined.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and tea leaf, and stir until just combined.
  5. Add diced apple to the mixture, stir until just combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, place sliced apple on the top
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.


You can use any tea bag or tea leaf such as black tea, darjeering tea, or earl grey tea.

  • Ahhh a different twist to the ever tasty apple cake


  • Can’t go wrong with an apple tea cake thanks


  • Kids here would say “yuck what’s those black spots?” I have fussy eaters. I’m not too sure about it either. Maybe I’ll add a small amount of cinnamon instead.


  • Very unusual adding a teabag but I’m willing to give it a try


  • I love chunky apple cake we make a nice irish apple cake it’s great, th ak for sharing


  • Wow this has a tea bag in it I like it wonder if any tea suits though I’m sure this is really lovely


  • Ooooo this sounds good. Another one to add to my list to try. Thanks :)


  • Thank you for this, love apple tea cakes.


  • This was absolutely delicious and the kids loved it too which was a bonus.

    • A similar response in our cake happy household too.


  • I absolutely love any cakes or desserts with apples in them. I would love to try this it’s just all about finding the time to cook this at the moment.


  • What a great idea I will have to try this one!


  • Looks wonderfully light and fluffy! I will have to try this recipe.


  • Looks delicious, love apple cakes, I’ll definitely make this for my family.


  • Omg yum i have been on the look out for a new apple cake recipe!! Thank you!!


  • Looks delicious! what a creative idea using tea leaves, i’ve never used tea in a cake before, i’ll have to try this cake oneday!!


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