Tea lovers and baking enthusiasts! Craving something sweet and spicy to pair with your tea? Look no further than this delicious cinnamon cake recipe! If you're a fan of cinnamon and cake, then you'll love this recipe that's easy to make and packed with warm and comforting flavours.
Whether you're looking for a sweet treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or a dessert to share with friends and family, this cake is sure to impress.
So, get ready to fall in love with the irresistible flavour of this cinnamon tea cake! grab your apron and let's bake!
What is cinnamon tea cake?
Cinnamon tea cake is a sweet and aromatic cake infused with the warm and comforting flavours of cinnamon. It’s a delicious treat that pairs perfectly with a cup of tea in the morning or even arvo!
This cake is usually made with a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, butter, cinnamon, and other common baking ingredients. Once baked, it has a light and fluffy texture and a deliciously spiced flavour that’s sure to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Whether you're a fan of cinnamon or just looking for a tasty treat to enjoy with your tea, cinnamon tea cake is perfect for any occasion!
cinnamon tea cake recipe
Our cinnamon cake is flavoured with the aromatic and spicy cinnamon tea from teapigs. The mix of teapigs apple & cinnamon tea's spiciness and the cake's airy, soft texture makes it a treat that’ll keep you asking for more.
309 calories, 15g fat, 40g carbs, 5g protein
- mixing bowls,
- 9 inch baking pan
Below is a list of all the cinnamon cake recipe ingredients.
For the cinnamon tea cake:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 Teapigs Apple and Cinnamon tea bags
- ½ cup butter (unsalted and softened)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
For the cinnamon topping:
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp butter (unsalted and softened)
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
Here’re all the steps of the cinnamon cake recipe.
Step 1: Start off by preheating your oven to 175°C and greasing a 9-inch round cake pan. It's also advisable to line the pan with baking paper, so it’s convenient to remove the cinnamon tea cake when it’s done.
Step 2: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Set this dry mixture aside.
Step 3: Pour milk into a saucepan and set it on medium heat. Infuse it with tea leaves obtained by cutting open the teapigs tea bags. Once the milk starts to simmer, take it off the heat. Finally, strain the infused milk – it’ll be used later to boost the taste of your cinnamon tea cake.
Step 4: Use a large mixing bowl to cream the butter and sugar together to get a lighter and fluffier mixture. Use an electric mixer to get it done in around 5 minutes.
Step 5: Add an egg and whisk it, ensuring it’s fully incorporated. Then add the next one and whisk again to incorporate. Stir in the pure vanilla extract. With that, the wet mixture for your cinnamon cake recipe is ready.
Step 6: Now, gradually incorporate the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Add 1/3rd of the dry mixture and then alternate it with half a portion of the infused milk. Start and end with the dry mixture. Blend the mixture only until everything is incorporated – taking care not to overmix.
Step 7: Evenly spread the cake batter after transferring it into the pan.
Step 8: Finally, bake in the oven for around 40 minutes or till the toothpick test confirms it for you.
Step 9: Once the cake is done, it must be allowed to cool down for about 10 minutes. Then, let it cool completely by placing it on a wire-rack.
Step 10: Now, it’s time to prepare the cinnamon topping. You can prepare that by combining sugar and cinnamon powder in a bowl. First, brush the melted butter over the warm cake and then add the mixture evenly over it.
Step 11: That’s it! Now slice your cinnamon tea cake into eight equal portions and serve it with your favourite cup of tea.
tips and tricks to bake cinnamon cake
Baking a perfect cake can be a delightful endeavour, and these tips and tricks will ensure that your endeavour is a success:
- Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that the butter and eggs are at room temperature. This contributes to improved blending and results in a smoother batter.
- Proper Measurement: Always use accurate measurements in your cinnamon tea cake recipe, especially with flour. Because excess quantity of flour can result in a cake with higher density.
- Combining Butter and Sugar: Cream the butter and sugar together thoroughly. Beat them until they become pale and fluffy. This step is crucial for the cake's tenderness and texture.
To infuse this recipe with an Aussie touch, consider experimenting with these tips:
- Embrace native Aussie spices: To infuse a unique Australian flavour into your cake, consider replacing the traditional ground cinnamon with indigenous spices like wattleseed or lemon myrtle.
- Enhance with whipped cream and honey: In the Aussie style, elevate your cinnamon tea cake experience by serving it with whipped cream and honey. This delightful combination perfectly balances the cake's spiciness with sweet creaminess.
ways to store cinnamon cake
You’ve just baked a delicious cinnamon tea cake, and now you're wondering how to store it without sacrificing any of that scrumptious flavour?
To keep your cake fresh and tasty, it's best to store it in an airtight container at room temperature. However, if you live in a humid area, you may want to consider refrigerating it to prevent any unwanted moisture from creeping in.
To make sure your cinnamon tea cake stays moist and delicious, wrap it in plastic foil before placing it in the container. This will keep the cake from drying out and ensure that every slice is just as scrumptious as the first.
If you've got a hankering for cinnamon cake but don't plan on eating it right away, freezing is also an option. Just pop it in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer bag! It should keep well for up to a month.
That may be a wrap of our cinnamon tea cake recipe and guide, but the world of baking holds endless possibilities. Armed with the invaluable tips and tricks provided here, you're equipped not only to craft an amazing cinnamon cake but also to experiment with other recipes. For example – you can dive into the depths of a chocolate cupcake recipe, whip up a mouthwatering blueberry muffins recipe, indulge in a chocolate brownie recipe or elevate your teatime with an Earl Grey tea cake. So, next time you’re up for a challenge – get baking. In the bargain, you enjoy these creations at home and improve your baking skills.
faqs on cinnamon tea cake
Q. what is different about cinnamon tea cake?
A. What sets cinnamon tea cake apart from other cakes is its use of fragrant and aromatic cinnamon, which infuses the cake with its warm and comforting flavour. Unlike other cakes that rely on frosting or overly sweet ingredients, cinnamon tea cake allows the natural spiciness of the cinnamon to shine through.
Q. what makes the cinnamon tea cake fluffy and spongy?
A. The cinnamon tea cake's fluffy and spongy texture comes from blending a combination of ingredients such as flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, and milk, which are carefully mixed together and baked to perfection. The addition of cinnamon spice tea also adds a truly unique and flavorful twist to the recipe!
Q. which ingredient makes the cinnamon cake very soft?
A. Several ingredients contribute to the softness of cinnamon tea cake, such as flour, sugar, and butter. However, the addition of milk or buttermilk can also make cinnamon tea cake especially soft and tender. The use of a gentle hand when mixing and careful baking also helps to maintain the cake's delicate texture.
Q. what can I add to my cinnamon tea cake to make it taste better?
A. There are many ways to enhance the flavour of cinnamon tea cake! Consider addin chopped nuts, dried fruit, or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup to the batter. You could also sprinkle the cinnamon tea cake with a cinnamon-sugar mixture or serve it with a dollop of whipped cream. The possibilities are endless
Q. how much cinnamon to use in baking?
A. When baking, limit cinnamon to around 1 teaspoon per 1.5 cups of flour in dough-based recipes. Exceeding this amount may slow down yeast fermentation, resulting in slower rise of the dough. You can adjust cinnamon quantities based on your desired flavour and the recipe's requirements.