Just call me Bev: Cinnamon Tea Cake

When I knew that my Father in law was visiting and would be arriving at morning tea time I knew I just had to make his all time favourite – cinnamon tea cake. Had I made it before? No. Am I a good country woman that needs to trot out cake when people come visit? OF COURSE I am. Did I have all the ingredients in the cupboard? You betcha! So off we went. The original recipe was taken from here.

Cinnamon Tea Cake
: 65 grams softened butter
: 1/2 cup caster sugar
: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
: 1 egg {room temp}
: 1.5 cups self raising flour, sifted
: 3/4 cup milk

: 3 teaspoons butter melted
: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
: 3 teaspoons caster sugar

I do believe that I am becoming a “proper” cook. The recipe called for 65 grams so I had a guess and look what happened when I chucked my guess on my new Aldi scales. 64 GRAMS MOFO’s!

: Place sugar, softened butter & vanilla extract into a mixer and blitz for a few minutes until it’s creamy and pale

: Add in egg and mix again for a minute or so

: Transfer mixture into a bigger bowl so you can sift in flour first {fold in} and then milk {mix in}. Keep little fingers away if possible.

: Place in greased round tin then into 180 degree oven for 30-35 mins or until skewer comes out clean

: In a separate bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon and then melt some butter

: Take cake out and place on rack {in tin} for 10 mins

: Then transfer onto plate and brush cake with butter & sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture

: Serve while warm with big cups of tea in the sunshine

The expert {father in law} and Rob both concurred that the cake needed more cinnamon topping so I would double that as well as the cake mixture as it was a little flat. That, or use a smaller tin. A great excuse to make it again! Leftovers can use a little 10 secs in the microwave before serving and dead set it’s like a cinnamon donut. Beware…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07219272193124932806 PinkPatentMaryJanes

    Oh Bev, I think this is my favourite cake ever and I am totally channelling my inner Brenda and making it this afternoon.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11433701550878013807 annie

    Yum! I am making it to take to the kookaburras tomorrow. It might keep them off our digits!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18356490591378299374 Veronica

    I make this all the time too. I agree, it does taste like a donut. Rarely we get the chance to reheat as it goes pretty quick. All for doubling the topping!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03207812498694359774 picklebug

    Oooh, I’m making this when I get home!
    (I made an apple cake with the cinnamon topping, but it was put on before it was cooked, it was superb!)
    Good job lady!
    Rach x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17440103119006456409 Madeline

    So funny, I also measured butter on my new Aldi scales yesterday but I was one gram over. That cake looks delish.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02447769041850732626 BuBbles

    This brings back memories of my Nanna and her cooking. Love the good ‘ol cinnamon tea cake.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10610514714567872840 MrsTully

    Cinnamon cake is da bomb, loving your cake cover too :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17113901378621868770 Gillian

    So much so we call it ‘donut cake’ in this house!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10144442144530011443 Natalie

    I think I need to make this tonight. Yumm I would love this now but work doesn’t really have the facilities. Yum

  • http://www.countrylifeexperiment.com/ Jo @countrylifeexperiment.com

    I am sure that the CWA (Country Women’s Association) would be extremely impressed lol. I love cinnamon cakes – you have given me an idea for this afternoon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    I want to make it right now. I just might … and I LOVE it when you call me a MOFO.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06333858903359349225 Deb

    my nan used to make that cake. yummmmmmmm!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00526271447629458147 Permanently twenty three

    I love me some Aldi.

    Utterly random but I also highly rate the Aldi Danish mussels in a can. Yes really. Those babies deserve their own blog, I tell you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09393571810604343918 Veggie Mama

    mmmmm buttttaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09651116248452404269 Jodi @ The Scribble Den

    This is one of my favourite cakes. So simple and tasty and yes I like to zoop up the topping ;) xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    That’s it! I am SO making this one lady. Love love love cinnamon anything. Mouth watering right about now. Thanks for sharing your wares Bev xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15146291535673808646 helen wilson-barwick

    Also a fav of mine…a good friend uses a ‘duck egg instead’ (try saying that quickly) and it’s even yummier/richer. Helen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13872050774598492442 LAFE

    Just made this, have craved it since reading the recipe…was delish!!

  • Tash S

    Yum ..I’ve made this loads of times. Thanks for posting !