Food for gay men: Tea Cake

Easy to make - delicious to eat.

Food for gay men: Tea Cake

Just saving this recipe here in case I feel like making a Tea Cake. I really like Tea Cake.


  • 115 grams butter
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 210 grams plain flour
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) milk

Cinnamon sugar topping

  • 20 grams (1 tablespoon) butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar


  • Preheat oven to 160 C.
  • Grease and line a cake tin - a 20cm round tin, or something close to it will work.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until pale and creamy, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and beat briefly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Add half of the flour mixture, along with all the milk and slowly mix together on a low speed. Add the remaining flour mix and continue to mix until cake batter is smooth and creamy.
  • Pour cake batter into your prepared tin and bake in the oven for approximately 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • While the cake is still warm, generously brush with melted butter and then sprinkle over cinnamon and sugar.

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