White Gingerbread Tea Cake

"A very pretty, light, moist tea cake. IF you use the tube or bundt pan, you can use the center as a flower vase by picking fall flowers, wrapping them in a wet towel and place in the center of the cake. I think this recipe originally came from an old Inn cookbook."
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Ready In:
1 tea cake




  • Mix together flour, sugar and butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Add 1/2 of the tsp of the cinnamon, blend.
  • Set aside 1 cup of mixture.
  • To the rest of the mix add, ginger, mace, salt, soda and baking powder and remaining cinnamon; stir.
  • Add egg and buttermilk, beating till smooth.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
  • Sprinkle reserved crumb mix evenly over top.
  • Bake 40 minutes, or until tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool and serve.

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  1. I baked this recipe in muffin tins - it came out perfectly, very delightfully spiced. Many thanks!
  2. Okay, first the temp needs to be added in. I set my oven at 350 and had it bake for 1 hr. and it still wasn't completley cooked through. Also, if you put it into a bundt pan, be sure to add more liquid to it. I ended up having to compensate with 1 cup of buttermilk. I understand putting the crumbs on if you are doing a tube style, but this doesn't apply with a bundt cake (if you want it pretty on top). What I did was add a sugar/cinnamon mix to the bottom of the bundt pan for texture/flavor/decoration. Beyond that, it was really tasty.
  3. I made this for people at work and they LOVED it! Several asked for the recipe. It was so light and fluffy. Thank you so much!
  4. This is excellent - a wonderful delicate flavor. DH ate most of it himself. This is a definite keeper. Thank you!


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