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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Iced Teacakes.

These are delicious. My boyfriend's Mum said they reminded her of rusks. Not that I go around eating baby teething food, but I do have to agree with her. They are crispy on the outside with a soft, cakey centre. Mmmm.

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1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
3 large eggs
3.5 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
I'm sure you can easily convert this into grams/ounces using a conversion chart

Preheat the oven to 180 c and line a tray with baking parchment.

In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Add the vanilla extract, then the flour and mix together until well combined.

Drop spoonfuls onto the baking tray. I used a wet spoon to flatten and shape the cakes, and I would recommend you do this. Make a 'dip' in the centre of each cake - this gives it space to rise a little. Bake until golden - around 8-12 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack before icing.

Icing sugar
Food colouring

Mix the icing sugar with a little water until you have a smooth consistency. Add your colouring. I went for a mixture of pastel pink and baby blue. Dip each teacake into the icing and top with sprinkles.

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  1. These look delicious!

  2. These look AMAZING, so hungry now! xx

  3. These look SO good, I'm hungry now hehe

    Jennie xo |

  4. Not had cake for a while now so this is making me dribble on the keyboard! haha. Yummo!

  5. I actually 'accidentally' made these yesterday, before even seeing this post!!
    I was trying to make chocolate chip cookies.
    You're probably wondering how it's possible to make teacakes when you're trying to make cookies.
    Well, I'm the type of person who likes to substitute ingredients if I dont have whats needed. I needed baking powder.
    Instead I used self-raising flour.
    I needed chocolate chips, but instead I used smarties, so I guess I kind of ended up with smartie filled teacakes!!
    So, I accidentally made these, but they are delicious, so it was definitely a 'good' accident:)