Blueberry Tea Cake Rolls

A soft spongy cake roll prepared with eggs, sugar, flour and ceylon tea bags with a delightful blueberry flavour. Those cake slices taste very nice on its own, but they can be served with whipped cream, or ice cream.

Yolk BatterMeringue
  • 4 Large egg yolks
  • 30 g Maple syrup
  • 50 g Vegetable oil
  • 50 g Milk
  • 90 g Cake flour
  • 9 g Blueberry tea (about 3 tea bags)
  • 2 g Baking powder
  • 5 Large egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 100 g Caster sugar
  1. Line a 30x40-cm baking tray with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Beat the egg yolks, maple syrup, vegetable oil and milk until thoroughly blended. Whisk together the cake flour, blueberry tea, and baking powder. Sift the flour mixture into the yolk mixture. Fold to combine.
  2. Beat egg whites with salt and lemon juice over low speed until frothy and foamy. Gradually add in sugar, increase speed and beat until stiff but not dry. Carefully fold 1/3 of egg white mixture into yolk mixture to lighten it and then carefully fold in remaining whites.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking tray and smooth the top. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and invert onto a sheet of baking paper dusted with icing sugar. Carefully peel off the the paper liner and trim the edges of cake. Roll up from the short side.


Tina 19/3/11 16:57

looks tempting n beautiful....

Anna C 19/3/11 17:09

Angie, this is such an original recipe with the blueberry tea. The perfect delicate cake for tea.

CaThY 19/3/11 17:11

Your rolls look inviting. Love the beautiful brown skin! ;)

Belinda @zomppa 19/3/11 17:14

I love spongy swirl cakes - the blueberries add the perfect touch!

lena 19/3/11 17:20

angie, i can see from the photo that the texture looks really soft and spongy! I want to try baking cakes from tea bags too one day! another inspiration!

ann low 19/3/11 17:38

Lovely tea cake rolls, look so spongy and delicious.

Jocie's Mom 19/3/11 17:52

Lovely tea cakes for a Lovely Blog! I've given you an award over at Deep Dish today. Thanks for being an awesome blog.

Oh, and Bayern...2-1 over Freiberg :)

Unknown 19/3/11 17:53

Those look beautiful! Blueberries make breads and muffins so much more tastier!!

Cooking Gallery 19/3/11 18:22

Yum, great looking cake rolls Angie!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 19/3/11 18:32

Mmmm..what a beautiful roll. I bet the subtle flavorings are wonderful!

What Katie's Baking 19/3/11 18:36

these look simple and delicious.

your photography is beautiful, by the way!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 19/3/11 18:43

A lovely roll! What a great texture.



Vimitha Durai 19/3/11 18:47

Looks so inviting... Would love to have a big bite...

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 19/3/11 19:19

Gorgeous color looks light and flavorfull~

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet 19/3/11 19:57

Perfect thing for Sunday breakfast!! Looks delish!!

Priya Suresh 19/3/11 20:37

Prefect looking rolls, feel like having some slices..

Claudia 19/3/11 20:56

This really is a tea cake! Not just a tea cake to have with tea but a cake with actual tea - I am so excited over it - can you tell? Lovely, pliable and enchanting.

Mo 19/3/11 20:57

What a beautiful cake! I love the addition of tea to this. :)

Sprigs of Rosemary 19/3/11 21:05

Promise me if I make this beautiful tea cake (I still have blueberries from last summer) that it will roll up as nicely as yours!

Nithu 19/3/11 22:08

Oh!! You post all wonderful recipes. I am a huge fan of your blog. Love your cake roll.

Simplyfood 19/3/11 22:28

Beautiful clicks and mouthwatering cake.

Cooking Rookie 19/3/11 22:45

Yum! What a wonderful dessert for tea!

Unknown 19/3/11 23:22

Love the swirl, looks so delicate & tasty

Maria 20/3/11 01:14

Perfect Angie! The texture, the flavours, just everything looks so good!

tasteofbeirut 20/3/11 01:19

I really like the sponge cakes especially with a subtle tea flavor; I made these for years for my kids and it always disappears within hours.

Unknown 20/3/11 01:41

Absolutely gorgeous looking, and it sounds delicious! Blueberries and tea together in sweet bread form? Amazing :)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 20/3/11 02:11

Looks so good on its own, I don't think I would need whipped cream or ice cream!

Peggy 20/3/11 02:33

What a beautiful cakeroll Angie!

kitchen flavours 20/3/11 05:10

Your cake is beautiful. Baked to perfection! A slice (or two!) of this would be lovely with a cup of warm tea, looks so good!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 20/3/11 06:56

Looks light and delicious! Have a good weekend!

Cherine 20/3/11 10:31

A lovely roll, would love to have some with my cup of coffee now!!

Anonymous 20/3/11 10:47

Yummy, swiss rolls with tea in it - lovely.
:-) Mandy

Sutapa 20/3/11 12:47

Delicious spongy roll I think it's will make the tea party rock!

Joanne 20/3/11 13:07

Wow that texture looks so light and dreamy! I love the blueberry flavor.

Jo 20/3/11 13:14

Angie, a really gorgeous looking cake roll. I love cake textures which are light and fluffy .. definitely right up my alley!

Boulder Locavore 20/3/11 13:26

Hi Angie! I have not been out visiting in the blogosphere for a number of weeks but always read with my email subscription! This looks so delicious and I'm totally intrigued by the texture and rolling. Wish I could reach through the screen for a bite! Hope you are well.

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen 20/3/11 15:27

This looks light and delicious! I love blueberries in cake :)

The Duo Dishes 20/3/11 17:11

A rolled up cake always gets people's attention. Looks tasty!

Mary Bergfeld 20/3/11 17:18

What a lovely cake. It has such a soft crumb and looks so moist that I know I'd love to have a slice of it. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

fimere 20/3/11 17:19

un roulé de gâteau parfait avec une belle texture
à bientôt

tigerfish 20/3/11 17:33

I will eat them on its own, with black coffee. :)

Dee 20/3/11 17:41

This looks wonderful, I have been on a real blueberry kick lately. I'm with tigerfish, I'd have this with a cup of coffee right about now!

pigpigscorner 20/3/11 17:56

They look perfect! Love the tea flavour and the berries!

Angela@RecipesFromMyMom 20/3/11 20:32

So creative! I love cake rolls and had never thought of adding tea as an ingredient.

Gourmantine 20/3/11 20:37

The cake looks so delightful! I'm drooling over the idea of cooking with tea, heard that it gives much more flavour in baking than in the actual tea infusion, is it so?

Kate @ 20/3/11 20:56

The cake looks amazing. I would probably have it with ice cream! YUM!! :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 20/3/11 21:04

This cake looks so light and delicious. I need to take lessons from you for rolling cakes so perfectly without cracking :).

Unknown 20/3/11 21:39

I also love a rolled cake like this, especially with blueberries. I like the idea of using tea and am wondering about different flavors that could be used. Hope you're enjoying your weekend;-)

Victor 20/3/11 22:21

Angie, you're always spot on the use of some of my favorite ingredients. Wild blueberry is my absolute top ingredient for baking. Have a nice day!

A Canadian Foodie 20/3/11 22:37

Angie ANgie Angie - you really should retitle your site to Angie's Incredible Breads and other savoury dishes... you have such a wonderful ability to make the most tasty looking, usually nutritious - an beautifully made breads!

Sharon @ Fun and Life 20/3/11 22:38

This looks sooooo delicious! It's making me hungry here haha. Texture looks amazing too. Boy do I have a lot of your food and recipes to catch up on! They all look great as always! :D Hope you had a great weekend!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking 20/3/11 22:46

Wow these cake rolls just look awesome!!Thanks for the recipe.

egb 21/3/11 01:10

Great pics! Looks yummy!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 21/3/11 02:03

What a gorgeous tea cake....and so many other fabulous recipes that I need to read! WOW! I found you on several other foodie blogs that I follow and needed to look you up! So glad that I did; now happily following you!

Min {Honest Vanilla} 21/3/11 03:11

Ooo tea cake rolls! Yummy! Perfect even for breakfast, you're making me crave for a slice right now! :)

Anonymous 21/3/11 04:37

Wow, these sound incredibly delicious made with blueberry tea, what a terrific treat, would be so perfect for breakfast!

Unknown 21/3/11 05:21

Awww...that is so perfect wish I had a bite :)

Monet 21/3/11 05:23

Oh unique, so flavorful, so beautiful. In the midst of all this confusion I’m facing, I find solace in these pictures…and in your words. Thank you for sharing with me..and thank you for supporting me through the good and the bad. May your week be full of laughter and love. Hold onto those you love.

Gloria Baker 21/3/11 05:42

OMG Angie, look absolutely yummy and nice! gloria

Ivy 21/3/11 06:16

Looks very tempting and beautiful.

Suchitra Vaidyaram 21/3/11 08:37

Gorgeous and sinfully delicious rolls! loved the recipe Angie...

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 21/3/11 08:40

beautiful tea cake rolls, Angie! tempting me to try it out!

Abhilash 21/3/11 09:32

I would love these tea cakes with coffee ;) ... I do not drink tea :)

maameemoomoo 21/3/11 09:46

Oh my!

What beautiful rolls u have! I must get my baking mojo back soon. hehehee. Miss reading your daily (almost) food updates!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 21/3/11 11:20

beautiful roll and it look refreshing and good!

Lauren 21/3/11 13:10

I'm impressed that you seem to bake as much as you cook. Not easy to be adept at both. I'm only capable of cooking. Love Joan Gussow quote above.

Lisa 21/3/11 13:40

WOW, what a gorgeous blueberry tea cake roll and amazingly neat and perfect, no cracks! Glad you left a comment so I could discover your awesome blog (love the layout). Talk about photos! Beautiful!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/3/11 13:47

Such a lovely swirl of flavor inside a beautiful and moist cake. I'll have to look for blueberry tea!


So pretty. It looks like the perfect addition to our regular Sunday brunch.

Unknown 21/3/11 15:01

That looks delicious. I love love blueberries and it is great you used tea.

Puja 21/3/11 15:36

I could eat a whole pot of that. YUM!!! It looks AMAZING!!

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Sonia 21/3/11 15:40

Wonderful tea cake, am sure must be delightful to ahve them with a cup of hot tea... !

A little bit of everything 21/3/11 16:26

So pretty. Blueberry tea, what a brilliant addition. Thanks for sharing

Sortachef 21/3/11 17:06

Beautiful reinvention of the jelly roll. Love the addition of blueberry tea. Thanks!

Paola 21/3/11 17:23

Il tuo blog è bellissimo! E' uno spazio pieno di ricette incredibili, è per questo che ho deciso di seguirti! Complimenti!

Brian Samuels Photography 21/3/11 17:24

I'm loving these cakes!! But they make me want to be at home with a cup of tea instead of being here at work

She's Cookin' 21/3/11 17:37

A rolled cake always looks so elegant and adding tea to the flavors here is so creative! Congrats on the Top 9 today!

Stevie 21/3/11 17:41

This looks like it would be extremely tasty for breakfast, as a snack or dessert. I am unfamiliar with Blueberry tea. Where do you find that? Could you use fresh or frozen blueberries instead?

It looks like you could spread a layer of jam or even Nutella on the cake prior to rolling to increase variety. What do you think would work?

I want to try this recipe once my kitchen has returend to working order!

briarrose 21/3/11 19:04

What a neat use of blueberry tea. This cake roll looks so yummy.

Sandhya Hariharan 21/3/11 19:31

This is soo much perfect with a cup of tea / coffee....
Great accompaniment :)

Angie's Recipes 21/3/11 20:27

@Stevie I used the tea know, those tea bags with different flavours, which you can get them almost every supermarket here. I am sorry that it can't be replaced with fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. However, you can use other flavours, like vanilla, cherry.
Nutella sounds perfect as the filling.

lisaiscooking 21/3/11 22:07

The spiral is so pretty, and the tea and blueberry flavors sound great!

Raks 22/3/11 01:14

Lovely looking rolls! Perfect for tea time!!

Elisabeth 22/3/11 03:12

Angie, these blueberry rolls, are so elegant, and delicious, it would be an awesome treat at the "finest" tea party, or served for company. Love it!

noobcook 22/3/11 06:17

The cross section just looks amazing!

My Little Space 22/3/11 07:18

Angie, you're a genius! I super love the tea flavour you're using. Simply gorgeous. Bookmarked it for later use. Thanks again. Hope you're having a great day.

SellWoWAccount 22/3/11 08:57

They look enticing indeed! Surely this tastes so delicious!

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Cheah 22/3/11 10:27

Yummy's the word, Angie! Always enjoy your clicks!

Unknown 22/3/11 19:28

How pretty they look, hard to eat hard I say!

Dimah 22/3/11 21:15

loved the recipe...looks delicious!

FOODESSA 22/3/11 22:18

Angie...I'll have my piece with some ice-cream please ;o)

The addition of tea in dessert is something I have yet to use. It's on the list of things to try...along with friands still not touched. LOL

Ciao for now,

Ashlea Taylor 23/3/11 03:29

These look amazing and we are starting to get such great blueberries. I have to try this! Just notice you are from Germany? We will be in Munich two days this summer... any great food suggestions?

Angie's Recipes 23/3/11 07:02

@Ashlea Taylor
That really got me. I am not a huge fan of heavy and hearty German food. But do try their Currywurst, and Schwarzwaldkuchen. My one and only favourite German food is bread.

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 23/3/11 17:17

Angie, I've try out the recipe, the roll is really yummy!! But I've problem with browning the roll, can I check which oven rack did you use for this baking?

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit 26/3/11 05:27

This looks so tasty! I have volunteered to bring snacks to work one morning next week, and this is perfect!

MaryMoh 26/3/11 18:13

This looks very pretty and delicious. Great for afternoon tea.

Kim - Liv Life 30/3/11 23:02

I'm loving the maple syrup in this one!! Nicely done!


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