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Tea Cake

Tea Cake

A simple but gorgeous tasting teacake for afternoon tea.

rating: medium
30 Minutes
prep
60 Minutes
setting
12 Slices

Ingredients

  • 170g (¾ cup) caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g (1¼ cups) self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 15g Copha, melted
  • 80ml ( 1/3 cup) milk
  • Candied orange and lemon zest, to garnish

Filling

  • 180ml (¾ cup) thickened cream
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ cup marmalade

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 170°C/330°F (fan forced 150°C/300°F). Grease and line an 18cm/7 inch spring formtin with baking paper.
  2. Combine caster sugar and eggs together in an electric mixer and beat for 8 to 10 minutes until pale and creamy and tripled in volume.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together self-raising flour and cornflour 3 times. Sift flours over egg mix and quickly fold through using a spatula, making sure all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Melt Copha in microwave or saucepan until fully melted. Warm milk in microwave (on high for 20 seconds). Pour Copha and milk down the side of bowl and fold through the egg and flour mix.
  5. Pour final mixture into prepared pan and smooth surface. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove pan from oven.
  6.  Set cake aside in the pan for 5-10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack for 30 minutes to cool completely.

Filling

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip cream and icing sugar together until soft peaks form.
  2. Put half the cream into a piping bag fitted with a 2cm fluted nozzle, set the other half aside.

Assembly

  1. Slice cake in half horizontally, ensuring you cut as evenly as possible. Place the bottom sponge on a serving plate.
  2. Spread marmalade evenly over the base, followed by half of the cream. Place the top cake layer on top of your filling layer.
  3. Pipe rosettes around the cake with the remaining cream, then decorate with candied zest.

Can be stored in fridge for up to 3 days.