A breezy teacake recipe that will make you feel like you're on a cloud
Serves 8
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This classic cinnamon teacake is exactly the way it sounds – light, fragrant and fluffy, and absolutely perfect for tea. Just one teaspoon of cinnamon lends so much aroma and flavour to a simple yet comforting cake mixture of butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.


  • 60 g butter, plus 15g extra (both portions at room temperature)
  • ½ cup caster sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • ⅓ cup cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180 C (160 C fan-forced).


Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and creamy. Stir in sifted flour and milk, beat lightly until smooth.


Spread mixture into well-greased 20cm sandwich tin and bake for 15-20 mins.


Turn onto wire rack. Combine extra sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over cake. Serve warm with butter.

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