Old Fashioned Tea Cakes I

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"Very old recipe, baked in a shallow pan like a madeleine."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 478 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.1g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a shallow (or, tea cake) pan.
  2. Cream butter; gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add whole egg and egg yolk one at a time and beat until mixture is puffy light.
  3. Measure molasses into milk. Add vanilla. Sift dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients and liquid alternately to first mixture, mixing until smooth.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Frost with your favorite confectioner's icing. Cut into 1 x 2 inch slices.
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rachaelandchris06
7/1/2008

I did a slightly variation of this recipe using what I had on hand: I used self-rising flour instead of all-purpose (omitted baking soda and salt to compensate), regular pancake syrup instead of molasses, and I cooked it in a cupcake pan (makes 8 large cupcakes). The cakes turned out like old-time English crumpets or English muffins, bubbly on top. I made a last-minute glaze of 2 cups confectioner's sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 3 tablespoons of milk. They are very sweet, even without the glaze, and no hint of gingerbread. They go best with milk as they are very soft and moist, slightly spongy (nothing like the cupcakes you are used to). Happy Eating!

E J
12/9/2003

Thanks for the recipe. We've searched for this for years. This was a favorite as a child, the only variation was my grandmother used brown syrup instead. Just finished a large batch for Thanksgiving!!! Everyone loved them.

TexasStyle
6/28/2008

I have never seen a tea cake recipe with molasses as an ingredient, so I decided to try it. I bought regular molasses instead of light, maybe this was my mistake. It turned into the best tasting gingerbread I've tasted, not at all like a tea cake, not even close. Next time I will stick to the traditional tea cake recipe - no molasses. But if you're into gingerbread you'll like this recipe. Have Fun Cooking.