Spiced Teacake

Spiced Teacake


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About this recipe: A simple and deliciously moist tea cake which features warming spices and a lovely crumb topping. Best enjoyed with a cuppa!


Serves: 12 

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 110g butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 225ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 18x28cm (7x11 in) baking tin.
  2. Combine sugar, flour and butter. Use a fork or your hands to rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 8 tablespoons of this mixture to use as topping.
  3. To the remaining flour mixture, add cinnamon, cloves, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Lightly stir in the buttermilk and egg. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin. Sprinkle cake with reserved topping.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, until a skewer inserted into centre of the cake comes out clean.


Add raisins that have been soaked in tea, rum or whisky. Fold in just after adding the buttermilk and egg.

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