Indian/Australian Tea Cake

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I am that kind of person who hates to simply sip up some plain hot beverage without something to chew or bite on, well it is kind of incomplete for me. The first impression of tea cake is like a bun smeared with a layer of jam or butter,the real English style. But when it comes to Australia and India, we like it how the name sounds..Cake, a spongy dense and flavored cake, even it’s awesome with a hot coffee or water. It is quite easy to whip up with the readily available stuffs from your own pantry, or you can say, making this is like a piece of cake. Apart from the poor lighting and photography, it tastes good. The lighting was so dumb and dull, I had to add some extra contrast by throwing some candied cherries which was left in the kitchen for no good reason. So bake this cake and enjoy it with your evening coffee/tea and do make sure it is served WARM! And there is some powdered cinnamon and granulated sugar showered on top, making it pretty and adding the flavor.

Gather these:

  • butter, unsalted    – 100 grams
  • granulated sugar -3/4 cup
  • large eggs      -2
  • vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • self raising flour-1 and 1/2 cup
  • milk                  -1/2 a cup (approx 125 ml)

For brushing the cake and dusting cinnamon,

  • butter – 1 tablespoon
  • cinnamon powder and granulated sugar

Start with:

  • Preheat your oven to 165 degrees and set your pan ready with baking parchment or grease with butter and dust it with flour.
  • In a clean dry bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla essence, beat until the mixture turns fluffy,
  • Alternately add milk and flour and fold in well. This might take around 2 minutes and make sure the whole mixture is smooth and uniform.
  • Spoon the thick batter onto your cake tin halfway and bake them for 35 to 45 minutes, until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • When the cake is warm (set it to cool for sometime), brush some butter over it and sift the cinnamon and granulated sugar mixture over the cake.

Slice them nicely into wedges and enjoy with your favorite beverage!!

 

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