My partner and I went on holiday a couple of weeks ago. We went to Heron Island and the food is buffet style. After eating double serves of desserts at lunch and dinner I came home wanting to eat sweet stuff all the time. I am not usually the biggest eater of sugary desserts but I had a taste for them. I made this cake as at some stage on my first day back I had a cinnamon doughnut craving.
Cinnamon Tea Cake
Preheat oven to 180c and grease and line a 20cm square pan. Beat 150 grams softened Butter, 2 eggs and 3/4 cup of caster sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 1/4 cups of Self Raising Flour and 1/2 cup milk. Fold through.
Bake for 40-50 minutes.
Mix 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 3 teaspoons of caster sugar in a cup or bowl. Spread butter over the cake while still hot (I used about a table spoon over the entire cake). Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar immediately after buttering up the cake.
The basic cake mix is the same I use to make Lemon Cake. To make a Lemon Cake add in the finely grated rind of 1 Lemon to the cake mix.
When the cake is done warm the juice from the lemon with icing sugar to taste. Prick the cake all over and drizzle with the Lemon Syrup. This is one of my favourite cakes. I am a big fan of Lemon flavoured everything.
What are your favourite cakes? Any suggestions for a future variation with this basic cake mix?
Below, the Cinnamon Cake.