Classic cinnamon teacake

The ideal afternoon tea treat.

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Classic cinnamon teacake
A classic recipe, this beautifully simple cinnamon tea cake is wonderfully light, fluffy and sweet, perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea as an afternoon treat.
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  • 60 gram butter, plus 15g extra (both portions at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and creamy. Stir in sifted flour and milk, beat lightly until smooth.
  • 3
    Spread mixture into well-greased 20cm sandwich tin and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • 4
    Turn onto wire rack. Combine extra sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over cake. Serve warm with butter.

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