Tea Cake

This is an unpretentious cake, quick to make and small enough to enjoy for morning or afternoon tea with friends. It is nicest eaten within a couple of hours of baking.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tab butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup SR flour


  • butter for spreading
  • sprinkling of sugar
  • sprinkling of cinnamon powder


  1. Cream butter and sugar
  2. add egg and continue beating until combined
  3. stir in milk and vanilla
  4. fold in the flour
  5. pour into a small cake pan which has been greased and floured
  6. bake in a moderate oven for about 1/2 hour - until cooked when tested with a skewer
  7. remove from the tin to a cooling rack
  8. while still hot, spread butter over the top and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.