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Old Fashioned Tea Cakes I

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"Very old recipe, baked in a shallow pan like a madeleine."
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servings 478
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 dozen)


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 478 calories; 18 73.1 7 108 491 Full nutrition

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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...

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 Thanks...

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...

The tea cakes are delicious, but the dough is impossible to work with. If you want taste, this recipe is great, but presentation is almost impossible. Little lumpy light spicy cakes is what I ...