Tea cake

By shanobiju  

April 5, 2016

This is a very moist and soft tea cake or butter cake . I love candied fruits .
I have added candied Raw mango , candied Papaya and candied kiwi fruit.
Lemon juice gives a beautiful , refreshing citrus flavour .
Cream cheese gives a perfect texture.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


115 g Flour

2 1/2 g Baking powder

100 g Salted butter

25 g Cream cheese

115 g Powdered sugar

3 Egg

1/4 cup Water

1 tsp Lemon juice

1/3 cup Candied fruits chopped


1Prepare a 7 1/2" cake tin. Pre heat the oven at 170 degree C . Separate the egg whites and yolk . Beat egg whites until stiff and keep aside . Sift flour and baking powder thrice . Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy . Add lightly beaten egg yolks . Add cream cheese . Using a spatula , gently fold in flour ,water and lemon juice starting and ending with flour. Gently fold in candied fruits . Fold in beaten egg whites . Transfer the batter to the prepared cake tin . Bake at 170 degree C for 35 - 40 minutes or until done .

All the ingredients should be at room temperature .
Candied fruits of your choice can be added.
Do not stir or over beat the batter .


20 Reviews

Shano Biju

July 18, 2018

Shilpa..you can bake cupcakes using this recipe..


June 30, 2018

Can we bake cupcakes this batter ?

Shano Biju

June 14, 2018

You can add tuti fruiti or dehydrated fruits..


May 23, 2018

Candied fruit is tutti fruiti right? Or the the ones prepared with sugar n juice

Shano Biju

August 2, 2016

Milna..you can use same quantity of butter instead of cream cheese .


August 1, 2016

Can u plse suggest a substitute for creamcheese in this recipe

Shano Biju

July 14, 2016

Parul ..I don’t bake eggless cake ..Sorry dear.


July 12, 2016

hi what can we use in place of egg

Shano Biju

July 6, 2016

Thankyou Sangeetha ..Happy Baking !!


July 5, 2016

Thanks for ur reply.I will play around with this tip in my convection oven.Genreally i take out the cake once toothpick test passes.I will try baking few more mins in upper rack. BTW all ur recipes are drooling..love the combinations of ingredients u use in baking.

Shano Biju

July 4, 2016

Sangeetha.. I use MR40L for baking..Pre heat the oven with both the coils on for 10 minutes .Place the batter on the bottom rack.
Turn off the top rod.Let it bake ..Check with a wooden toothpick if the cake is done. Then turn off the bottom rod and turn on the top rod alone .
Let the top brown evenly .This will prevent the crust from forming and the cake will remain moist .


July 4, 2016

Can you please guide me to get the brown crust on top and bottom of the cake..TIA

Shano Biju

June 9, 2016

Sushma .. I don’t bake eggless cakes..Sorry dear..


June 2, 2016

Can you suggest Egg substitue

Shano Biju

April 9, 2016

Divya..I have never tried baking in cooker.Sorry dear..

Shano Biju

April 9, 2016

2 1/2gm is same as 2.5 gm
5gm is 1 tps
2.5gm is 1/2tsp

Shano Biju

April 9, 2016

Sudha ..You can use the same quantity of butter.

divya gurnani

April 6, 2016

can we make this cake in cooker?

Sudha Agarwal

April 6, 2016

Also please confirm the amount of baking powder- only 2 1/2 gm?
Sudha Agarwal

Sudha Agarwal

April 6, 2016

Can you please suggest a substitute for creamcheese in this recipe. Thanks in advance.
Sudha Agarwal

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