• Makes 1
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients

This Classic Cinnamon Tea Cake is perfect for when you have guests popping in for afternoon tea, this simple but classic Cinnamon tea cake is light and delicious!

Ingredients (makes 1 Cake)

  • 180g Butter, cubed at room temp
  • 3/4 cup Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups SR flour
  • 1/4 cup Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 TBS Caster sugar extra
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon extra
  • 1 TBS Melted butter


  1. Before you start mixing up your Cinnamon Tea Cake, preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20cm-round cake pan with baking paper. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and creamy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  3. Sift flours and cinnamon together. Fold in alternately with milk in 2 batches.
  4. Spoon into pan and smooth surface. Bake for 1 hour or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. Cool your Cinnamon Tea Cake in the pan for 15 minutes. Carefully turn out onto a wire rack. Mix extra sugar, cinnamon and melted butter together. Pour over cake and set aside to cool. Serve.

If you've tried this Classic Cinnamon Tea Cake Recipe, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Otherwise, if you have a variation on this recipe (or a suggestion to make it even better), let us know that too.
  • I love cinamon cakes .thank you for sharing


  • I love cinnamon. This Cinnamon Tea Cake looks nice and light, would love some with my coffee right now.


  • mmmm this looks really good. Thank You.


  • I might make this for tomorrow when everyone gets home from school :)


  • This looks delicious, just what I was looking for to make for Sunday afternoon tea :)


  • I love a good light cake.


  • I love a plain cake especially with a cup of coffee for arvo tea and this cinnamon tea cake sounds like it ‘takes the cake’ so to speak. I really enjoy a delicious cinnamon tea cake or apple and cinnamon tea cake so I’ll be making this asap.


  • Nice with a dollop of cream and a coffee!


  • This cake will be great with ice cream too


  • I love light cakes – thnk you.


  • Looks perfect for afternoon tea!


  • A very good idea for tea time or for brunch as a dessert


  • That sounds (and looks) so light and fluffy! I’ve pinned it to try later – love a good tea cake!


  • One of my fondest memories growing up was baking a cinnamon tea cake with my mum and grandma and being able to have my first cuppa tea with a slice of cake freshboutta the oven.

    Will be trying this recipe thankyou xx


  • I cut this into slices and froze, defrosted really well in my lunch bag for a nice afternoon tea with my coffee :)


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