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Tea Cake

Tea Cake, Linuskitchen.com, Linu Freddy
Written by Linu Freddy

This tea cake is a perfect accompaniment to a lazy evening tea. Very English, let me confess!
 
Ingredients

1. 60 gram butter

  1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  150 gram caster sugar

  1 egg

2. 150 gram self-raising flour

3. 80 ml milk

4. 1 tablespoon caster sugar
 
How To

Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Grease an 8 inch cake tin and dust with flour until well coated. Keep aside.

Beat butter, essence, sugar and egg with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy. Next, gently stir in the sifted flour and milk using a wooden spoon to ensure no lumps are formed. Pour this mixture into the cake tin and spread it evenly.

Bake the cake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before moving to a wire-rack. Now dust the top of the tea cake with the caster sugar.

Notes:This cake is best eaten on the day it is made.

 

Substitution:

1) For 1 cup self-raising flour, mix 1 cup all-purpose flour with 1 ½ tsp baking powder and ¼ tsp salt.

2) For 1 cup caster sugar, process 1 cup granulated sugar in a mixer until fine.

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