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A to Z Challenge Day #20 - T for Tea Cake

What do we have today for T. I had initially thought of doing a Tarte Strawberry or a strawberry tart bu then now its not the season of strawberries here anymore. Last weekend I went to the super-market and then the hyper market but no strawberry anywhere, so I had to change the plan and I am here sharing an equally indulgent recipe of Tea Cake!

Tea Cakes can be made in so many different ways. I like the ones which have nuts and spices. So I am sharing a recipe of Walnut & Date Tea Cake with Cinnamon twist…. Okay complicated name? It’s a simple tea cake which has walnut, dates and cinnamon. This one is my Mom –in-law’s recipe. She does some great baking. She is visiting us next week and I am sure we’ll have some great baking recipes once she is here.

All that you need

  1. Flour – 2 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon
  2. Sugar – 1 cup
  3. Butter – 1 cup
  4. Eggs – 2
  5. Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  6. Walnut – ½ cup chopped
  7. Dry Dates – ¼ cup chopped
  8. Cinnamon – 1 stick powdered
  9. Vanilla Essence – 1 tablespoon

How to make it

Cream butter and sugar and eggs. Add vanilla extract.

In a small bowl take the chopped dry fruits and mix them with 1 tablespoon flour.

Tip: This will prevent them from sinking within the cake.

In another bowl combine flour, baking powder and ground cinnamon

Pour the wet ingredients in the flour mixture and mix until a smooth batter.

Add the dry fruits and mix well.

Rest this batter for 5 – 10 minutes

Pour the batter in a greased cake tin / baking dish and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.

And your yummy tea cake is ready. Enjoy with your evening tea /coffee or actually at anytime.

Leave a comment below if you liked the recipe and you want me to share some more

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