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Hawaiian Tea Cake

Week 30 Theme: Baked Cookbook Used: Cakes Author: Country Women’s Association I haven’t really done much baking since Hamsley and I moved in together. This is due to the fact that, there is only two of us and I don’t want to fatten us up. Also mainly because of my crap oven! After a few...

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Hawaiian Tea Cake
October 5, 2010
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Hawaiian Tea Cake

Week 30
Theme: Baked
Cookbook Used: Cakes
Author: Country Women’s Association

I haven’t really done much baking since Hamsley and I moved in together. This is due to the fact that, there is only two of us and I don’t want to fatten us up. Also mainly because of my crap oven! After a few months of getting to know it, I now know why my three batches of macarons failed. The temperature is fifty degrees hotter at the top than the bottom. NOW I’m cooking things towards the bottom… so far so good. I’ll let you know how I go as I intend on baking more again! My aunty who has been cooking with a similar oven told me for 25+ years she has been cooking by sight and not by time. I took this advice and tried making this delicious sounding tea cake.

Miss A had raved about the Country Women’s Association books, and when I saw the cake book on sale at a discount book stand, I snagged myself a copy. Miss A had made the malteser cake and said it was delicious, so I thought I’d try the Hawaiian tea cake. I love pineapple, and all I had to do was whip open a can from the pantry!

The cake mix seemed really dry, so I added more milk and some pineapple juice, to a consistency I was happy with.

I used my family as the taste testers, although I warned them it might not be very good due to my oven. Luckily it was a success. I ideally would have served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The pineapple and cinnamon together made a delicious combination, and I’ll be making this one again.

Hawaiian Tea Cake

Lindy Cleeland, Orielton Branch, Tasmania (from the Country Women’s Association)

1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup self-raising flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup well-drained pineapple

 
topping
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180ΒΊC. Grease a 20cm sandwich tin.

2. Cream butter and sugar, then gradually add the egg. Sift flour and salt and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.

3. Spread mixture in prepared tin and arrange pineapple on top.

4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. When cooked, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with the combined cinnamon and sugar.

 

Serves 8.

 

Comments

27 comments on “Hawaiian Tea Cake
  1. penny aka jeroxie

    Looks awesome! Getting to know the oven is such a good tip. I think I am finally getting to know mine… πŸ™‚

    October 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      yay!!! *high 5*

      October 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm
  2. kristy @ ksayerphotography

    Ooh yum, this looks good Shellie! a perfect spring/summery cake

    October 6, 2010 at 5:59 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Thanks! I love the food this time of year brings πŸ™‚

      October 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm
  3. Leah

    I love the CWA! There cakes and scones etc are fantastic.
    Love the tea cake, sounds so yum with pineapple.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:40 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I can’t wait to try more CWA recipes πŸ™‚

      October 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm
  4. Ladybird

    Nothing like a freshly baked tea cake.. the smell is incredible and I absolutely adore that cinnamon topping!

    October 6, 2010 at 10:13 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      soooooo true!

      October 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm
  5. Hannah

    That looks glorious! I’m actually not a huge fan of cakes in general, but throw in cinnamon and I’ll be champing at the bit πŸ™‚

    October 6, 2010 at 10:38 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I just adore cinnamon!

      October 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm
  6. delicieux

    I LOVE tea cake and I love pineapple and this looks like a huge winner!! I will have to make this on the weekend!!!

    October 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Hope it turns out well! Pineapple is always a favorite of mine!

      October 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm
  7. Anna Johnston

    I know this recipe…, its an oldie but a goldie. I too have some of the CWA cookbooks (along with an embarrassingly large number of other cookbooks I might add).
    Great little recipe this.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      haha I have far too many cookbooks for my lifetime πŸ˜›

      October 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm
  8. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Gotta love a crunchy topping! Would be so good with ice cream πŸ™‚

    October 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      mmmmmm ice cream πŸ˜›

      October 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm
  9. Sarah

    Ooh this looks really good! Sometimes the old recipes are the best – so simple and yummy.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:26 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      So true! classics are classics for a reason!

      October 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm
  10. Gabriel Hummel

    mmmmmmmmmmm

    You had me at Hawaiian darling.

    October 8, 2010 at 12:45 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      lol…. mmmmm me too πŸ˜›

      October 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm
  11. My Restaurants Melbourne

    it took me a while to work out my oven too. but once you do, its amazing at what a difference it makes

    October 8, 2010 at 6:32 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Thanks! I have faith now πŸ™‚

      October 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm
  12. Allan

    Thats terrible…50degrees difference???? hopefully you can “get the hang” of it =P

    October 9, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      it’s ridiculous!! I hope so too! made an awesome chiffon cake in it once before!

      October 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm
  13. Nancy/SpicieFoodie

    Wow sorry for the oven, but at least you’ve got it figured out now. The cake looks absolutely scrumptious. I also don’t bake often for the same reason, but this cake may just have to go on my list. Well done!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      My next kitchen will have a proper oven!! REQUIREMENT!! πŸ˜›

      October 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm
  14. cathy x.

    it makes me think of a giant cinnamon donut for some reason… πŸ˜›

    April 24, 2011 at 10:31 am
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