Just call me Bev: Cinnamon Tea Cake

When I knew that my Father in law was visiting and would be arriving at morning tea time I knew I just had to make his all time favourite – cinnamon tea cake. Had I made it before? No. Am I a good country woman that needs to trot out cake when people come visit? OF COURSE I am. Did I have all the ingredients in the cupboard? You betcha! So off we went. The original recipe was taken from here.

Cinnamon Tea Cake
: 65 grams softened butter
: 1/2 cup caster sugar
: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
: 1 egg {room temp}
: 1.5 cups self raising flour, sifted
: 3/4 cup milk

: 3 teaspoons butter melted
: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
: 3 teaspoons caster sugar

I do believe that I am becoming a “proper” cook. The recipe called for 65 grams so I had a guess and look what happened when I chucked my guess on my new Aldi scales. 64 GRAMS MOFO’s!

: Place sugar, softened butter & vanilla extract into a mixer and blitz for a few minutes until it’s creamy and pale

: Add in egg and mix again for a minute or so

: Transfer mixture into a bigger bowl so you can sift in flour first {fold in} and then milk {mix in}. Keep little fingers away if possible.

: Place in greased round tin then into 180 degree oven for 30-35 mins or until skewer comes out clean

: In a separate bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon and then melt some butter

: Take cake out and place on rack {in tin} for 10 mins

: Then transfer onto plate and brush cake with butter & sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture

: Serve while warm with big cups of tea in the sunshine

The expert {father in law} and Rob both concurred that the cake needed more cinnamon topping so I would double that as well as the cake mixture as it was a little flat. That, or use a smaller tin. A great excuse to make it again! Leftovers can use a little 10 secs in the microwave before serving and dead set it’s like a cinnamon donut. Beware…


  1. Oh Bev, I think this is my favourite cake ever and I am totally channelling my inner Brenda and making it this afternoon.

  2. Yum! I am making it to take to the kookaburras tomorrow. It might keep them off our digits!

  3. I make this all the time too. I agree, it does taste like a donut. Rarely we get the chance to reheat as it goes pretty quick. All for doubling the topping!

  4. Oooh, I’m making this when I get home!
    (I made an apple cake with the cinnamon topping, but it was put on before it was cooked, it was superb!)
    Good job lady!
    Rach x

  5. So funny, I also measured butter on my new Aldi scales yesterday but I was one gram over. That cake looks delish.

  6. This brings back memories of my Nanna and her cooking. Love the good ‘ol cinnamon tea cake.


  7. Cinnamon cake is da bomb, loving your cake cover too 🙂

  8. So much so we call it ‘donut cake’ in this house!

  9. I think I need to make this tonight. Yumm I would love this now but work doesn’t really have the facilities. Yum

  10. I am sure that the CWA (Country Women’s Association) would be extremely impressed lol. I love cinnamon cakes – you have given me an idea for this afternoon!

  11. I want to make it right now. I just might … and I LOVE it when you call me a MOFO.


  12. my nan used to make that cake. yummmmmmmm!

  13. I love me some Aldi.

    Utterly random but I also highly rate the Aldi Danish mussels in a can. Yes really. Those babies deserve their own blog, I tell you.

  14. mmmmm buttttaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh x

  15. This is one of my favourite cakes. So simple and tasty and yes I like to zoop up the topping 😉 xx

  16. That’s it! I am SO making this one lady. Love love love cinnamon anything. Mouth watering right about now. Thanks for sharing your wares Bev xo

  17. Also a fav of mine…a good friend uses a ‘duck egg instead’ (try saying that quickly) and it’s even yummier/richer. Helen

  18. Just made this, have craved it since reading the recipe…was delish!!

  19. Yum ..I’ve made this loads of times. Thanks for posting !

  20. There goes my DIET.
    We have also made Anne twice this wk…

  21. We make this on a weekly basis, it’s a firm fave with all of us. It’s just like s big cinnamon donut. I’m just about to make it again. Thanks for this one.


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