When I first heard the name of this cake, I couldn’t believe that it contains tea (as a liquid) in it. I just thought that there might be some leaves of tea. One day, one of my friends (Sibel) served us a yummy cake, I asked her if there was really tea in it or not and I learned that there was. So I was wrong. Thanks to a cup of tea in it, this cake is so light that you can eat a few big pieces consecutively. This cake with tea has been another popular cake in our home since then. If you like such light cakes, here is the recipe:
• 3 eggs
• 1 ½ cup sugar
• 1 cup cold well-steeped tea
• ½ cup olive oil
• 2 tbsp cacao
• 2 tbsp nuts
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 8 tbsp flour
Mix sugar and eggs until smooth with a beater. This is very important to have a well baked cake. Add olive oil and cold tea. Mix it again. Add cacao, nuts, vanilla and flour. Mix with a spoon. As in all cakes, put the baking powder last and go on mixing.
Preheat the oven to 170C (338F)
Oil the cake mold with a brush and pour the mixture in it. Place it in the preheated oven for 45 or 50 minutes. You can check if it is done by dipping a toothpick into the cake, if it comes out clean, your cake is done.
This cake is both economical and yummy. You should be quick to have one piece before the others finish it.