Constant Comment Spice Cake

A long-time friend of Bigelow tea, this cake has captured millions of taste buds for years. I guess you could call it our "signature" cake using our flagship tea, Constant Comment.

One 9" round cake


  • ½ cup milk
  • 5 Bigelow Constant Comment® Tea Bags
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1-⅔ cups flour
  • 2-½ teaspoons baking powder
  • Confectioners sugar


Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 9"" round cake pan. Combine milk and tea bags in a small saucepan. Heat over medium/low heat until bubbles form around the edge, stirring occasionally. (DO NOT BOIL.) Remove from heat and let cool (15-20 minutes); remove tea bags squeezing out liquid. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and whisk to blend. Add the cooled milk; continue to whisk until thoroughly combined. Add flour and baking powder; mix until a smooth batter forms. Pour batter into pan. Bake approximately 35 minutes, or until center of cake springs back when touched. Cool on wire rack before removing from pan. Let cool completely before serving. Dust top with confectioners sugar.

May we suggest "Constant Comment®" Decaf Tea to pair with this recipe?
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Great Recipe
by Scoopfy from Delhi on 3/27/2017 2:59:20 AM
Hey thanks for the recipe. It looks like yummyyyyy I will definitely try this recipe to prepare cake for my family. I rea a article ( , that is saying that cakes are good for health. Now I can start baking .. Keep Posting
Family Tradition!
by Jenn from La Grange on 12/23/2017 8:22:42 PM
Growing up in the Bluegrass, this cake was a focal point for the holiday season on through to thr New Year. I have made this forever, since the day I was placed on a wooden kitchen chair at four years old. Recently I have been bringing it to baby showers and Christmas teas for many people have never had it. For fancy occasions a good glaze or buttercream adds a festive touch. Highly recommend!
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