Tea Cake recipe

nzbadger, Feb 1, 8:39am
Hi there,
Does anyone know the old fashioned 'Tea Cake' recipe. It was a light yellow cake, heavier then a sponge & lighter than a Madeira cake. Ring Tin with Sugar on top. Served hot. Recipe would be great. TIA

jessie981, Feb 1, 9:12am
Check out Google, There are recipies there.

cgvl, Feb 2, 12:54am
Have had a quick look through some recipes can find 2 for Maderia cake both different.
Will go have a look in some other books I have and see if I can find one.
Is it possible that it was a recipe that was altered and liked (ie some ingredients left out due to not having them available, I have done that occasionally)

darlingmole, Feb 2, 1:18am
hmmm ~ this "might" be what your after? ?

*Cold Tea Loaf*

500 g mixed fruit
1 C brown sugar
1 C cold tea
2 C flour
2 t baking powder
1 egg

Soak fruit in tea overnight.
Next day add flour and well beaten egg.
Put in well greased tin.
Bake for 2 hours at 150 deg C.

Freezes well. Serve sliced and with butter (although it's very moist).

elliehen, Feb 2, 1:42am
TEA CAKE - from a 1970 Waikoau Women's Social Club cookbook - exactly as printed

1 teacup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbs butter
1 heaped cup flour
1/2 teacup milk
pinch salt
2 tsp baking powder

Rub butter into flour, add dry ingredients then eggs beaten well and milk. Bake in cake tin, moderate oven for about 1 hour. Cut into slices and butter. Add spice and or cinnamon and sultanas for a change. Nice toasted.

nzbadger, Feb 2, 3:02am
Thanks Elliehen,
Thats sounds like the closest so far.
Hi Darlingmole: Thanks but no fruit in it.
I did google but didn't find anything too similar.
Thanks for the help.


indy95, Jul 24, 5:11pm
Nzbadger, I think this is what you are looking for.

Cinnamon Teacake

4 tbsp butter
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
Rind of 1 lemon
Few drops vanilla
1 c flour
2 t baking powder
About 1/2 c milk

Cream butter and sugar, add egg, lemon rind and vanilla. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder then milk.

Spread in greased and baking paper lined 20cm tin and bake at 180C for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and spread extra butter over top then sprinkle on generous amount of cinnamon and sugar. Return to oven for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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