6 August 2012

Plate Up. Cinnamon Teacake

I am a lover of all things cinnamon and for me, this teacake really hits the spot. It’s a very versatile recipe that you can easily add apple or orange to, but in my mind you can’t go past the simple classic. This cake is homely, honest and perfect for an afternoon get together with your best girlfriends. It’s as easy as this…

What you’ll need:
60g butter
½ cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup self-raising flour
1/3 cup milk

15g butter, melted, extra
1 tablespoon caster sugar, extra
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

What to do:
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease deep 20cm round cake pan and line base with baking paper.

Beat butter, sugar, egg and extract until light and creamy; add sifted flour and milk. Stir until smooth.

Spread mixture into pan; bake 25minutes. Stand cake in pan for 5minutes before turning onto wire rack. Brush top with extra butter, sprinkle with combined extra sugar and cinnamon.

Note: To make this an apple/cinnamon or orange/cinnamon cake simply:
  1. Place apple slices around the top of the mixture once it is in the tin.
  2. Add the zest of 1 orange with the flour and milk.
Photo by Krissie.