Gingerbread Spice Tea Cake Recipe

This Gingerbread Spice Tea Cake Recipe has been sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but all opinions expressed here are my own.

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I am a huge fan of tea and my tea cabinet is a little out of control.  Boxes and canisters of just about every type of tea are overflowing and I just can’t seem to stop buying more.  Yes, I am pretty sure I am a tea addict!  Like most people, I primarily enjoy my tea out of a cup but I was intrigued when I saw the Celestial Seasonings recipe page.  I never considered adding tea to a cake recipe! There are so many great ways to enjoy tea that we all need to start getting creative and move it from cup to plate.  If you are interested in experimenting with your own tea recipes, Celestial Seasonings can help with their Holiday Recipes page. I thought I would share the  Gingerbread Spice Tea Cake Recipe that I recreated so you could see how tasty it looks!

NOTE:  Steep the tea in the cream while the cake is baking and then chill.  When the cake is cool the cream will be chilled enough for whipping with the sugar!

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Gingerbread Spice Tea Cake Recipe

(reprinted with permission)

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Gingerbread Spice Tea Cake Recipe

Wonderful flavor and easy to make cake recipe that really puts you in a festive mood!

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • For the Tea Cake:
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 bags of Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Holiday Herbal Tea
  • 11/4 cups of flour
  • 11/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch of nutmeg for garnish
  • Butter for pan and garnish
  • For the Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream: (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 bags Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Holiday Herbal Tea
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • Nutmeg for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan and add the tea bags. Remove from heat and steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  4. Carefully squeeze the excess liquid from the tea bags, then add the tea to the other ingredients and discard tea bags. Blend the batter well.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 8x8x2 baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Serve warm, buttered and sprinkled with nutmeg. Top with dollops of Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream.
  7. Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream : Slowly bring the cream to a gentle boil in a small pot.
  8. Add the tea bags, remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the tea bags, squeezing out the excess cream, and discard the bags.
  10. Mix the cream and sugar together in a large bowl.
  11. Whip until fluffy. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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This Gingerbread Spice Tea Cake Recipe has been sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but all opinions expressed here are my own.


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  1. That looks absolutely delicious! Double the gingerbread flavor! That's always my choice! thanks, Mitch
  2. Chrysa Duran says
    That cake looks so good! You can really see the light, fluffy texture in the photo!
  3. This looks so light and delicious!
  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get my sample
  5. Yum! I never would have thought to use tea in a cake mix.
  6. Looks absolutely delicious. Perfect for tea time!
  7. I love, love, love spice cake. Who doesn't? I love this very creative addition to the spice cake recipe. Tea in a cake is genius!
    • It was delicious and the idea of using tea to flavor whipped cream was awesome...glad I found that idea on the celestial seasonings recipe page!
  8. I am making this right now...and I used my (new to me) Kitchen Aid mixer, because I just couldn't kids helped and here's my piece of advice: Do not let your child turn the mixer high when adding the tea....lets just say we had a kitchen disaster, my 3 year old decided to turn the speed up as I was adding the tea was everywhere :) I added a little more tea and hope it comes out okay! Love the recipe and minus our disaster it was totally easy! I think I will keep this recipe around simply for the memory ! :)
    • oh I have made huge messes with my kitchenaid and I am NOT 3! Must proceed slowly while adding ingredients :) Hope you enjoy it! The gingerbread whipped cream is a definite must!
  9. This looks simply amazing! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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