Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

A lovely little tea cake/bread, not overly sweet, also good for breakfast or brunch. It comes from an old cookbook which fell apart and all I have is the rather stained page from the book, which will now join its fellows.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Generously butter a 6 and 1/2 cup ring mold or similarly sized bundt pan.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the creamed butter/sugar/egg mixture, beating well after each addition.
  7. Mix together the filling ingredients.
  8. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared mold.
  9. Sprinkle half the filling over the batter.
  10. Carefully add another third of the batter.
  11. Sprinkle with the remaining filling.
  12. Add the balance of the batter.
  13. Bake for 35 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.
  14. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  15. Invert and unmold cake.
  16. Dust with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar through a sieve.
  17. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy.


Most Helpful

Wonderful cake, your right its not overly sweet which we love. I cut this recipe in half and used 2 small bundt pans(capicity 1 1/2 cup each). For the filling I used a tbsp of sugar, which turned out very nice. Mine baked in 18 minutes. They turned out to be a nice fluffy cake texture. They looked like a giant cupcake. Thanks Kate for another keeper!!

Calee January 23, 2008

This has a delicious and very fine crumb, giving it a cake texture without cake flour. We liked that it wasn't very sweet, but some people might want to add a little more sugar to the filling. I made these as muffins (it made a dozen) and baked them for 16 minutes at 375 F. We would have liked even more of the filling!

Maito January 16, 2008

This is a wonderful little cake Kate. I think my springform pan with insert was a little too big because I was only able to get 1 ribbon of filling in and had just enough batter to cover it. It made for a nice, thick, chocolately ribbon in the center-Almost brownie like-YUM! Thanks for sharing. Nick's Mom

Brenda. August 20, 2006

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