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southern tea cake recipe
Southern Old-Fashioned Tea Cakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Course: Breads & Muffins, Dessert
Servings: 24 servings
Author: Cynthia Rusincovitch
  • 4 cups self rising flour, sifted we use organic
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar we use organic
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract almond and lemon extract are delicious too!
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl. In a second bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, butter, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir just until combined. Do not overwork the dough.
  4. The dough will be sticky. You can either turn it out onto a lightly floured surface being careful not to work in too much flour into the dough. Or you can do it like my Nanny and lightly flour your hands and pinch off a piece of dough, roll it like a biscuit, and drop it on the baking sheet, patting it down gently with your fingertips.
  5. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Enjoy!