• 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.
  • I love a nice piece of tea cake with a cuppa. This sounds very lovely.


  • This takes me back to my childhood when food and treats were simpler. Mum used to make this and it was homely and yum and made me feel warm inside.

    • Simple is often so much better. I love the old classics!


  • A beautiful cake to make and share, thanks.


  • Love tea cake will be trying this out


  • Looks great would be happy to make this


  • looks delicious


  • haven’t had this in years – thank you for the recipe – my girls would love this!


  • Love Cinnamon Tea Cake , great as a stand by for those times needed.


  • Looks great and sounds lovely thanks very much


  • Thanks for sharing, love trying new cake recipes


  • I love making cinnamon tea cake – it always gets served warm and gobbled up – a delicious cake.

    • I like to serve it with a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.


  • Delicious! Thank you for sharing this great recipe.


  • Looks so light and moist – definitely will be trying this recipe!


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