Friday, October 25, 2013

A Perfect Cinnamon Tea Cake

I am a tea lover, and by being so I got my husband to love tea as well.. Especially in the colder winter days, you want to just snuggle with your ipad, or a book and drink your tea or cup of hot coffee.. That's not all I like to spice things up with a Tea Cake to go along with that perfect cup of Chai...or Tea.
Even if I don't feel like it my hubby will convince or push me to go bake a tea cake.. So I have a recipe for the Perfect Cinnamon Tea Cake! So simple, sweet, satisfying and darn good... Full of Cinnamon Spice making it the perfect cake to warm you up on a cold winter day.. I even add a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice to zing things up.. You can use any toppings of your choice, nuts, almonds, coconut, or sprinkles I even add a cinnamon glaze. So get ready for a warm, moist heavenly tea cake..

Naz's Tips:
Dip your knife into warm water or under your faucet, before you cut this or any particular cake, to prevent cake from cracking or flaking.

Make sure your oven is not too hot otherwise, you will get a cracked cake, make sure its not to cold other wise the cake will be coarse.

Make sure you have the correct measuring spoons/cups for accurate results otherwise you will have a fail recipe.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time:30-35 minutes
Oven: 350 degrees
3 cups all purpose flour (maida) sifted
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (optional)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of butter, margarine or cooking oil
2 eggs at room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla

  1. Grease a 13 inch Baking pan set the pan aside
  2. In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.(making sure there are no lumps of any of the ingredients
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, Beat eggs, butter or oil, brown sugar, lemon juice,vanilla, and milk for a good 2 minutes. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, mix until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan, cook in a 350 oven for 30- 35 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.( not everyones ovens are the same so please check up on the cake every 10-15 minutes so it doesn't burn or over brown)
  5. Cool cake on a wire rack, remove from pan after 15 minutes, serve warm... with your perfect cup of Tea (Chai) and coffee..
For The Cinnamon Glaze:
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup of milk
Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and cook for about 1 minute stirring. add milk lower flame and simmer for 30 seconds, and pour glaze over your cake, and top with your favorite toppings such as nuts, or sprinkles coconut etc.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe.. If you have any questions or comment's I would love to hear them, so please take a minute to drop them below.. and don't forget to follow me on facebook. love Naz

P.s if you have enjoyed this recipe, you will love my Moistest Banana Cake Ever!!


  1. Hi Naz - sounds like a fabulous recipe that I really must try - I just LOVE cinnamon!! Could you please confirm how much brown sugar for the cake - it just says 1/4 brown sugar? Thank you :-)

    1. Hello there Shirley, A warm welcome to my site, so glad you enjoyed the recipe.. Im sorry I have that updated for you its 1/4 of a cup brown sugar.. Do give the Tea Cake a try Im sure you will love it.. any other questions and I will be more than happy to help...:)

  2. Hello Naz! I jus want to know is there an alternative for egg as im a pure vege. I would definitely luv to try a cinnamon cake.

    1. Hi there, yes there Is a alternative.. use 2 medium sized mashed bananas, or use 1/4 of a cup of apple sauce.. The egg is used to make the cake rise, better and be fluffy, but for this particular cake, there is baking powder to help with that process. The bananas or the sauce will work great! hope this helps:)) I will be posting no-egg recipes very soon since my siblings do not like eggs Don't forget to subscribe to get new updates...Love Naz

  3. What kind of degrees are these? Farenheit? Because my oven reaches only 225, but they are Celsius.

    1. Hi, a warm welcome to my place!! 350 degrees and in farenheit it is 175- 176 in celcius.. So the temp for your oven would be 175, Hope this helps:))

  4. Naz how do you make the cake rize so perfect..

  5. Hi, just follow the exact ingredients and measurements, belive me you will get a perfect cake.. Just make sure the oven is not too hot, or too cold.. It should be at just a perfect temp.. In order to achieve perfect results.. Hope this Helps. and thankyou so much for stopping by...:)))))))

  6. hi there, i made this cake earlier this year for a little tea party of 3 and it was fantastic. i was looking for it to make again soon and couldn't find where i got the recipe but i finally found it. thanks for the great tea cake, i pinned it this time so i won't be having a heart attack trying to find it. :)


Thankyou for taking the time out to comment.. Your questions and comments Truly do mean a lot to me.. I will get back to you as soon as possible.. God bless Naz:)