Tea Cake Recipe

Tea cake is a class of cakes that  are traditionally served with tea. Tea cakes are different in different countries . Some places it is cookies. Indian tea cake is like sponge cake. This is an easy to make cake. The ingredients that i used to make this cake are always available in our kitchen cupboards. Once i visited my friend’s house she treated me with this. It was so yummy. I was planning to make this since long time. Today i got the chance to do that. Today we had a get together and we made this delicious  tea cake, that also in a lovely shape.

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  • Maida-200 gm
  • Sugar-200 gm
  • Butter-200 gm
  • Egg-200 gm
  • Nuts-as required
  • Raisins-as required
  • Caramelized sugar-1/2 cup
  • Orange peel-1/2 tsp
  •  Powdered nutmeg shreds-1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence-1 tsp
  • Baking powder-1 tsp
  • Sugar 3 tsp-for caramelizing

How to Make Tea Cake

  • Add baking powder in flour and sieve 3 times to mix evenly.
  • Add  1 tsp of maida in raisins and nuts to avoid sedimentation in the bottom of the tray.


  • Blend egg yolk and white separately.


  • While blending egg yolk add baking powder to remove the bad smell of eggs.


  • Caramelize 3 tsp of sugar.
  • Put sugar in a pan in low flame till it melts and becomes brown in colour.
  • Add 1/2 the cup of water in the melted sugar(face away from the stove to avoid burn).


  • Grease the tray with butter.spread little flour in it so that the cake doesn’t stick.
  • Put butter in a deep vessel.blend well.
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  • Add powdered sugar.
  • Add flour. Mix well.
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  • Add egg yolk,egg white,dry fruits,orange peel and nutmeg powder (one by one) and mix well in one position.
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  • Use egg beater to get a good silky texture.


  • Add caramelized sugar till you get a thick dropping batter.


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the batter in the tray evenly.
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  • Keep the tray inside the oven.
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  •  Bake for 35 minutes until a sharp knife or toothpick inserted in the middle, comes out clean.
  • Remove  the cake from the oven .
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  • Allow it to cool till warm.
  • Cut into pieces and serve  it with tea.
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