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Easy Cinnamon Tea-Cake

17 August 2010 53 Comments


A piece of cake and a cup of tea will give any evening a perfect start. This Easy Cinnamon Tea Cake is my all time favorite. I love the earthy aroma of cinnamon in my cake, and the coffee adds up the extra zing to the cake. My kids don’t enjoy this delicacy as most of kids do not like coffee and cinnamon flavors. All the more better, I get to indulge in it all by myself, with a few slices spared for my dear hubby 🙂



  • 1 cup of All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup of wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 6 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. of instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp. of Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp. of Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup of Curd or Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of strong coffee decoction


Method: Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180°C. Grease a rectangular tin for baking the cake and keep it aside. Take a big vessel and sift the two kinds of flour with baking powder, coffee, powder, cinnamon powder and salt for at least three times.

Take another vessel and beat powdered sugar and oil till it is light and fluffy , for about 10 minutes.

Add the curd, coffee decoction, vanilla essence and vinegar in the sugar and oil mixture and stir it thoroughly. Keep 1 tsp. of sugar aside.

Gently mix in the liquid mix in the dry flour. Mix the whole batter very lightly till it resembles a uniform paste. Do not over mix, just 10-12 strokes will do.


Pour the prepared batter in the baking tin and sprinkle 1 tsp. of sugar over it. Bake it at 180°C for about 25-30 minutes or till done.

Insert a clean knife and take it out, if it comes clean the cinnamon tea cake is ready, else bake it for few more minutes.

Take out of the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. Cut it in desired shape and serve with tea or coffee. Stays good for a week.



  1. Baking temperate varies from oven to oven. I baked this cake in the convection mode of my microwave. You must know the perfect temperature of your oven which will be good for baking. Normally 180°c  – 200°c  is good for baking cakes.
  2. Try baking smaller cakes initially to get the feel of correct consistency of batter used and the temperature required to bake. Switch to bigger cakes once you are familiar & comfortable with baking.
  3. Always measure the ingredients before baking. Measuring cups and spoons are a few important gadgets in the kitchen.
  4. Better start baking Muffins before baking a cake, as these require less of technical detail and often comes out well.
  5. Add dates puree (Dates boiled in water and pureed) instead of coffee decoction for a different flavor and added health benefits.

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  • Sharmilee said:

    Looks super tasty…Soft perfect tea cake

  • G.pavani said:

    looks soft n spongy n yummy

  • prathibha said:

    Looks super soft….silky soft….yummy..Nice flavors in it n eggless too..

  • nisha said:

    oohhh love the idea of cinnamon in tea cake..will def have 2 try this one

  • Nivedita said:

    Thanks for such a yummy recipe.
    It was very good. I reduced the qty to half.

  • restless said:

    hey sanjeeta wow! what a cake! u know i bake on saturdays but have left it for some time, u have renewed that interst in me ! will bake this cake and tell u later! thanks! u have a delicious blog!


  • satya said:

    wow cake looks super moist Sangeeta ….feel like to grab some pieces right now …yummy ..bookmarked

  • sayantani said:

    beautiful cake. love cakes with tea and coffee. looks delish. bookmarked.

  • sowmya said:

    looks awesome..soft and spongy even without the eggs..

  • Pam said:

    This looks and sounds like the perfect cake! Love all that cinnamon and the coffee powder sounds like a great addition! Way to go!

  • shifa firoz said:

    coffee and cinnamon… im sure hubby dear is going to love this!

  • Nitha said:

    The cake looks great and thanks a lot for the tips.. Bookmarked and shall try out in the form of muffins very soon…

  • Neeta Nagar said:

    Thanks a ton for the recepie nice eggless cake

  • Rosa said:

    That cake looks so good! I really love cinnamon.



  • Swathi said:

    Cinnamon tea cake looks awesome, soft and perfect without egg.

  • RV said:

    Cake looks spongy and inviting. Love the aroma of cinnamon and how it instantly turns the kitchen to a heaven.

  • Suman Singh said:

    looks so moist and perfect…

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    Bookmarked it, It simply looks mouth watering, I cannot wait to try it out 🙂

  • Sweet Artichoke said:

    This cake looks so moist and delicious! perfect with a cup of tea 🙂

  • Krishnaveni said:

    Cake looks superb delicious, actually what is the role of vinegar in this cake? i have never used in my baking……

  • Angie's Recipes said:

    The cinnamon coffee cake looks so moist and delicious!

  • Priya said:

    Super soft and moist cake looks incredible..

  • Julie M. said:

    If you ever want some company when eating that cake, you can most certainly call on me! I think it looks heavenly. I love you made the slices thick! It makes it look even more hearty and delicious. Yum!

  • kitchen flavours said:

    Your cinnamon cake looks good! You have a lovely site! Thank you for dropping by mine. Will visit again… have a nice day.

  • El said:

    It looks perfect for an afternoon snack with a nice cup of tea. Delicious!

  • Kristi Rimkus said:

    I love how light this cake looks. Very moist. Love the pictures!

  • Faith said:

    Your cinnamon tea-cake looks heavenly and very moist. I should give this a try soon.


  • Monet said:

    I only wish it was cool enough here to enjoy a cup of tea! I would love a slice of this with a tall glass of (iced) hibiscus tea though. This looks amazing…so moist!

  • Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) said:

    This looks so nice and light! Lovely. I love cinnamon, bookmarked 🙂

  • Namitha said:

    Hi Sanjeeta ! Thanks for visiting Collaborative Curry 🙂 Hope to see you more often !
    This cake looks perfectly yumm .I love cinnamon in my baked goodies 🙂

  • FOODESSA said:

    This cake not only looks fluffy…it seems to have the key ingredients for a very memorable cake bite ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,

  • Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective said:

    Delish! I’m thinking a great after-school snack!

  • Adelina said:

    Love it! And the way you present it is amazing! love it, love it!

  • Joanne said:

    Give me anything with even a hint of cinnamon and I’ll be seriously happy. This loaf cake looks fantastic!

  • Valarmathi said:

    Cake looks awesome and mouthwatering…. Nice click.

  • Barbara Bakes said:

    Your cake looks moist and delicious. Cinnamon really is a great addition to cakes.

  • Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having said:

    Great flavour combination. Your cake looks incredible, moist and delicious!

  • Patty Price said:

    Such a moist and delicious looking cake, I can almost smell the cinnamon:-) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • cks said:

    this website roxx!
    I want to know something nice that can be made for Gokulashtami.
    by the way how do we make lemon tea?
    keep up the good work

  • suma said:

    This is one of the most inviting and light as air looking cakes I have seen!! That too sans any decoration, awesome Sanjeeta!! I am sold for the pics and I can just imagine the aroma while this is baking. Bookmarked to be tried real,real soon!!

  • Mary said:

    What a gorgeous looking cake. I’m sure it tastes every bit as good as it looks. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • RedChillies said:

    I love how fluffy and moist it looks!

  • Priya Srinivasan said:

    What a fluffy cake!!! Boomarking it:)

  • Monika said:

    What a shame, I cannot make this lovely looking cake. Do not know how to make coffee decoction. Do not have the right equipments also. 🙁

    Can I just mix hot water and 1 tsp of coffee? Would it be good enough. I know nothing about coffee decoction. Can you give me any advice or a substitute.

    Many thanks in advance.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Monika, you can replace coffee decoction with instant coffee mixed with water in the same proportion. Coffee decoction is made using coffee filters.

  • swati said:


    chinnamom cake is looking yummmmmyyyy. i’ll try it.

  • sangeeta said:

    I love coffee and cinnamon in my cakes too. The pictures are great and the cake looks light … great bake.

  • food for thought said:

    this looks fantastic, can’t wait to make it!

    thanks for visiting food for thought, if you love reading, please join in, its so fun to cook your books!

  • Shobana said:

    I can smell the coffee in the cake as I read the recipe and saw the pics. Superb.

    Want to try it out. Have one question here. Any reason for using 1/2 a cup of coffee decoction and then adding instant coffee powder also? Just wanted to know.

    Great recipes again.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Shobana, just to give a strong coffee flavor. Since instant coffee is mild, I added the coffee decoction also.

  • Junie Jennrich said:

    Hi, could we place this content to the web site?

  • mom_chef said:

    definitely droolworthy ! am bookmarkign this ! coffee and cinnamon are my husband’s fav – so will bake it soon to surprise him !

  • Veena said:

    Being a vegetarian I am always on the look out for good eggless baking recipes. I’ve baked 100’s of eggless cakes but nothing as good as this one. Thanks for the recipe. Baked one for the first time today and it was incredible.

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