we love long weekends here at tea & scandal hq. we also love long weekends in winter that mean putting the oven on helps to warm the house. what better way to use that oven over the queens birthday ling weekend than a delicious tea cake.
65g butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/4 cup sr flour (gluten free sr flour works perfectly fine if you are that way inclined)
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp ground cardamom
finely grated zest of one orange
juice of half that ornage
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
10g butter extra, melted
sugar mixed with a bit of extra ground cardamom
to do bit:
preheat that awesome oven to 180c and butter and line a round cake tin.
cream the butter, sugar, vanilla essence & egg until combined (about a minute or two). add half a cup of flour and half the milk, mix until combined. add another half of cup of flour and remaining milk, continue to mix. add in the orange zest, juice, remaining flour, coconut & mix. pour the batter into the tin and smooth the surface. place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cake rack. brush the top with the melted butter and sprinkle with the sugar and cardamom mix. serve with a delicious cup of our english breakfast tea. Sx