Mini Tea Cakes

Mini Tea Cakes are a cupcake version of the old-fashioned cinnamon teacake.

mini tea cakes Teacakes are the perfect afternoon tea treat. Fresh from the oven, it is impossible to limit yourself to just one cinnamon cupcake!

This is such an easy cupcake recipe and one that I keep turning to when friends or family say they will call in in 30 minutes. You can be taking them out of the oven, dishes already done, by the time they arrive.

I love to serve them with butter when they are still warm.

This is a fantastic recipe for the novice cook to start with.

Prep TimeCooking TimeServingsDifficulty
10 minutes10 minutes 12Easy


  • 2oz (60g) butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2oz (15g) butter, extra
  • 1 tblspn caster sugar, extra
  • 1 tspn cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375F (190C).

Line cupcake trays with cupcake papers.

Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla essence until light and creamy.

Stir in sifted flour and milk and beat lightly until smooth.

Spoon mixture into cupcake trays.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Brush tops with extra melted butter and sprinkle with combined sugar and cinnamon.

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