Molasses Tea Cakes

Molasses Tea Cakes


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This is a very old recipe for delicious tea cakes, baked in a shallow pan and cut into slices. Perfect with afternoon tea.


Serves: 6 

  • 125g butter
  • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup (190ml) light molasses
  • 3/4 cup (190ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a shallow 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. Ice with your favourite icing. Cut into 2x5cm slices.

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