• Makes 1
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients
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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.
  • OH CINNAMON so good for you. And can just picture the aroma. yumm. thanks.


  • Excited to give this one a go! Our family love a good cinnamon tea cake. This looks & sounds delicious & moist.


  • Oo thanks love the simplicity. Going to enjoy this for our weekend baking adventure


  • Oh I love a good tea cake! I’ll make this one with my boys! Yum!


  • When i read the title i thought it had tea flavour in the cake


  • A lady I worked with used to put apple on the top just before putting it in the oven. If you put apple on it too soon it may go to the bottom of the cake.


  • Cinnamon.. the kitchen must smell amazing while the cake is in the oven!!


  • Love tea cake, will give this recipe a go


  • looks sooooooooooo amazing. gorgeous cake. look at that fluff. love it.


  • Thanks for sharing


  • It looks amazing and a very elegant cake thank you for sharing your recipe


  • Wow I haven’t made a teacake since school home ec 21 years wow must be time to give it a go again


  • Oh I love this recipe. I’ve never heard of a Cinnamon Tea Cake but I’m definitely going to try it out


  • I adore all things cinnamon & this sounds utterly scrumptious!


  • Looks like a good one with tea


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