Tea Cake

Chais Namtskhvari

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

  • About

This delectable cake with a slight caramel flavor is quite literally a tea cake, since brewed black tea moistens the batter. The recipe is adapted from Tamara Sulakvelidze’s Russian-Georgian cookbook.


  • 2 heaping teaspoons loose black tea
  • cups boiling water
  • cups


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and dust it with flour.

Steep the tea in the boiling water for 15 minutes, then strain. You should have 1 cup of strong tea.</