Cinnamon Tea Cake

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

Another recipe from ''Possum Pie, Beetroot Beer and Lamingtons: Australian Family''. Original Source: Miss Elsie Burrows, Orange - The Orange Recipe Gift Book, compiled by the ladies of Orange District Hospital Auxiliary and their friends. (1930s) Another old time favourite than my Nan used to bake.

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  1. Beat 1 tablespoon of butter with the cup sugar, add well-beaten egg, cup milk, and a little vanilla essence. Stir in plain flour with the baking powder. Bake in a well-buttered sandwich tin, about 20 minutes, in a moderate oven. See Note *
  2. Topping Directions: Mix the cinnamon, sugar and desiccated cocoanut.
  3. When cake is cooked, turn out, and while hot spread with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon mixture on top.
  4. Note: *Moderate oven: 180°C or 170°C fan-forced.