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Awesomely Easy Tea Cake



1/3 cup boiling water

3 black current, Good Earth vanilla chai, or? (be innovative!) tea bags

1/4 cup sour cream (non-fat works awesome)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

2 cups of flour

6 tablespoons butter, softened

2 small eggs or 3 egg whites (if you want to be all healthy)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Spray

Glaze: (good without, but knock yourself out)

1/4 cup boiling water

1 black current, Good Earth vanilla chai or ? tea bag

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1.  Preheat oven to 350

2.  To prepare cake, pour boiling water over3 teabags in a bowl, let steep ten minutes. Remove and discard tea gags, cool tea to room temperature. Stir in sour cream.

3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt in small bowl. Place sugar and butter in large bowl, beat with mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture and brewed tea mixture alternately to sugar mixture; mix well after each addition. Spoon batter into 9″ loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, cool completely.

4   To prepare glaze, pour 1/4 cup boiling water over 1 tea bag in a medium bowl; steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bag . Add powdered sugar and juice to brewed tea, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cake.

Calories: Don’t sweat it. Servings: As my mom Margie would say, Get you a big piece and pour some coffee! Or tea!

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

Philosophical Life Lesson: You can be happy if you choose to be happy.

Tea quote:  There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.  ~Bernard-Paul Heroux (19th century philosopher)

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