Friday, November 13, 2015

The easiest and most delicious tea cake.

Yesterday got away on me but today I invite you To Stay For Tea. :)

Here is a cake that you can enjoy for breakfast.

The Loaf Cake
That's what my mom named it in her recipe book.
It was always a favorite of mine because I
It is so quick.
Here's what you need...
1/4 c butter
1 c white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 c sour milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Mix 1 tsp cinnamon
and 3 tbsp brown sugar
set aside.

Mix the wet in one bowl and the dry in another
Add dry to wet
Mix together

Put 1/2 cake ingredients in loaf pan then a layer of the cinnamon sugar mix.
Then the other half of ingredients and the rest of the cinnamon sugar mix on top.

Bake 1 hr. at 350 degrees.

Now, not many of us have sour milk sitting around.

"Well, I should hope not."
"Zip it, Audrey
Here's how you make it.
Add 1/2 tsp. of vinegar to the cup of milk.
Let stand 5 minutes.

Two fresh organic eggs.
Line the loaf pan with parchment paper.
Now it's ready for the oven.

A delicious tea-time cake.

(a lovely summer treat, too)

I hope you add this to your Christmas baking.
I give them as house-warming gifts.


Here is a 'throw-back' photo.
Audrey's first Christmas.
I know, such an angel.

It wasn't long before she made it to the top of the table tree.

Enjoy your day,
Hugs, Deb


  1. HaHa! Bless! Audrey should be at the top of
    the tree anyway...She's an angel...!x
    And what l would give for a 'smile' like that...!
    Love It!x

    Don't really do them....! :).
    More of a savoury person...salami..cheeses..
    And...Looking at Audrey! :).x

  2. This sounds so easy and good and I think I will make it for our church's fellowship time this Sunday. Thanks for sharing it. And of course Audrey should be at the top of the tree -- angel that she is.

  3. Can't believe AA was ever that small ... !!! I love cinnamon. Your Mother's tea cake sounds wonderful.
    Hugs and Purrs.....

  4. Your cake sounds wonderful. We make a traditional rum cake that I give out to neighbors each year. And I love that Christmas pic of Audrey!
    Noticed your tea... London Company? Not sure I've seen that anywhere. I love peppermint tea. Have never tried Peppermint, spearmint, and strawberry. Sounds pretty good.

  5. I remember that picture of Audrey's first Christmas! The cake looks divine and I'm pinning it to make for holiday entertaining. Does it freeze well?

  6. It does sound tasty. Audrey, such an adorable scamp!

  7. Sounds delicious! I will try the recipe soon.

  8. Oh, I love Audrey. That delicious skinny little kitten neck, and she has grown into such a beauty. I am going to try the cake, we all love tea loaves, I normally make them with lots of fruit left over night in strong tea, but I also enjoy cinnamon. I love your blog too, cannot wait until the main house is built. Take care Andie xxx

  9. Oh Audrey, you do keep everyone on their toes! I love cinnamon so this sounds really good to me. I'll save he recipe and make after I finish up my banana nut bread!

  10. I can barely make out Audrey's angel wings. They're tattered and tarnished and her halo is missing but, yep, they're there. She's still a little feline angel.

  11. Little Audrey and the Christmas tree, oh my, that is adorable. It's a perfect Christmas card. Wonder if I could bake a cinnamon cake that would turn out like yours. I doubt it! Deb, you put me in the Christmas spirit way back when you strung up those first few lights. Thank you!

  12. Oh Audrey, you were such a treat, and you still are. Your first Christmas has brought tears to our eyes.
    Thanks, Deb , for helping us get into the Christmas spirit. It's been a bad year.

  13. Oh my...must try the tea cake...delicious...and that little minx Audrey....always brings me smiles. Have a lovely weekend dear Deb!

  14. Your cinnamon loaf sounds and looks delicious. Had to say, I LOVE your mixing bowl that you showed in the picture. Is it a vintage one? -Jenn

  15. This recipe sounds delicious! I am going to give it a try.

    There's just something about cats and Xmas trees that make for magical photos.