I made Easter Tea Cakes yesterday to add my kiddos Easter Baskets. I made sure to make enough for the teachers Goody bags as well. This tea cake recipe is so versatile and can be decorated for any themed party or holiday. I guess I love the simplicity of this recipe the most, plus I always have the ingredients on hand. I made pink and yellow Easter Eggs and Bunnies, I know my kids will love these. This tea cake is slightly sweet with a simple sugar icing a perfect combination. Why not bake something special today.
I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter.
Southern Tea Cake Recipe
1 – C butter or margarine (2 sticks)
1 – C sugar
3 – eggs
3 – 1/2 C self rising flour
1 – tsp vanilla
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix again. Add vanilla and flour and mix well. Roll thin on floured board, cut with cookie or biscuit cutter. Bake at 350 for 8 – 10 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar while warm or ice with simple icing when cooled.
(I made a double batch of icing)
2 – T softened butter or margarine
1/2 – C Confectioner’s sugar
2 – Tablespoons milk (can add more if needed)
1 – tsp vanilla extract
Few drops food coloring
Cut butter into confectioner’s sugar. Add milk and stir until lumps are gone. Add one teaspoon of vanilla and a few drops of food coloring, stir until combined. Spoon onto cookies or tea cakes and spread with back of spoon. Top with sprinkles while still wet, if desired. Let dry before stacking or placing in goodies bags with a pretty ribbon tied around the top. I made these cookies a couple days in advance. Once the frosting is completely dried, I placed the cookies in a large zip lock bag and put them in the freezer until the night before i want to serve them.
* Watch these cookies closely they only need to bake about 8-10 minutes. Very light in color on top and golden brown on the bottom*
Don’t have Self Rising Flour on hand no worries…
How to make Self Rising Flour:
Using a dry measure, measure the desired amount of all purpose flour into a separate container.
For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Mix to combine.
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Original recipe adapted from: Southern Plate
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