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Earl Grey Cake with Honey-Fig Buttercream

Blossom Lady
Dec 18, 2023 01:56 PM
Earl Grey Cake with Honey-Fig Buttercream

A beautifully-flavored and moist Earl Grey Cake topped with an Italian Meringue Buttercream flavored with fig jam. Elegant and refined for a celebration. This makes a 3-tier, 6-inch cake.


For the cake:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 bags of early grey tea, divided
  • 1 1/2 sticks salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the buttercream frosting:
  • 1/2 lb. ripe figs
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 TBS honey
  • 3 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For decorating:
  • 6 fresh figs
  • honey
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