Jewish Tea Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This Jewish tea cake is very easy. By using sour cream you get a very moist cake that is hard to resist. It has a sweet cinnamon and butter crumb topping.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • Cake
    • 2 1/2 cups (310g) plain flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 190g butter, softened
    • 1 1/4 cups (250g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
    • Topping
    • 60g butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm cake tin. Combine 2 1/2 cups of flour, baking powder and bicarb soda in a bowl.
    2. Beat the 190g butter and 1 1/4 cups of sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in colour. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla with the last egg. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, mixing until just incorporated. Batter will be thick. Pour the batter into prepared tin.
    3. Mix 60g of butter, 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until it resembles a coarse crumble. Sprinkle over the cake batter.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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    very moist and good. exactly what i wanted! i think next time i might make it in two loaf pans instead, as the outer edges were a little more "done" than i would have chosen. i started out baking it for only 25 minutes as i didn't want it over baked, but then ended up baking it an additonal 10 minutes to get the middle done. other than that, i wouldn't change anything, it's moist and delicious.  -  22 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    great recipe! although i added sliced peaches on top of the batter and used a different streusel topping, this cake is by far the best coffee cake recipe. will use it from now on!  -  14 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good!  -  09 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)