Who doesn’t love a nice piece of Southern tea cake on a beautiful sunny day?
My Tea Cake Orange Glazed makes me want to put on my favorite dress, fancy pearls, and Sunday hat!
Yes, it’s a Southern thang.
Baby Girl said I need to make some cute little sandwiches and we need to have a tea party to go with this cake.
This is a really simple recipe, it’s just butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.
I also put lots of orange zest in the batter.
Mix the batter up, allow to chill, then dust those hands with powdered sugar and press batter into a greased springform pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until cake is cooked completely when tested with a skewer.
Allow cake to cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then take the sides off the pan and allow cake to cool about 30 minutes prior to glazing.
Pour glaze over cooled cake, allow to set up, then slice this baby up!
It’s ready to eat and a nice cup of hot tea, or sweet tea if you dare, is perfect for dipping this tasty cake in.
BTW, if orange is not your thing, then try my Lemon Tea Cakes!
- 2 sticks butter, unsalted, room temperature
- 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour, plus extra to roll out dough
- 1 orange, zested
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs, room temperature
For the Orange Glaze:
- 1 orange, zested, juiced
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- To prepare orange glaze, place ingredients in a small bowl, mix well with a fork until combined, set aside until ready to use.
For the Tea Cakes:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, orange zest and baking soda. Mix well and set aside.
- In an electric mixer beat butter for about 3-5 minutes are until nice and creamy.
- Add sugar and beat for 3 minutes more.
- Add eggs 1 at a time, beating for about 20 seconds between each addition.
- Add vanilla and beat for 20 more seconds.
- Add flour mixture in 4 batches and beat for about 20 seconds after each addition.
- Scape the sides of the bowl and make sure flour is mixed well. Transfer mixture to saran wrap.
- Place in refrigerator for about 1-2 hours are overnight if desired.
- Dust your hands with confectioners sugar and place mixture into a greased springform pan.
- Press gently into an even circle.
- Bake tea cakes at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes are until the cake is completely cooked when checked with a skewer.
- Remove cake from oven,allow to cool 10 minutes in cake pan.
- Transfer to cooling rack and allow teacakes to cool completely about 30 minutes before glazing. Glaze the cake and allow glaze to drip down the sides.
- Allow glaze to set up and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 8-10