Tea Cakes and Honey Butter

Tea Cakes with Honey Butter

These hot, yeasted tea cakes are perfectly matched to luscious honey butter. Eating them makes me feel like a pioneer woman or something! This recipe uses a yeasted batter, but it only needs to rise for one hour. You can easily whip up these tea cakes and have them ready at teatime; just serve them instead of scones or biscuits with your favourite tea .

Tea Cakes with Honey Butter

Tea Cakes and Honey Butter
Recipe type: Teatime
Serves: 16
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  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 1½ tsp dried yeast
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ⅓ cupcinnamon sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  1. In a small pot, heat milk to lukewarm. Remove ¼ cup of warm milk and place in a small bowl. Sprinkle yeast into bowl of warm milk and set aside for 5-10 minutes, until it blooms.
  2. Meanwhile, add butter to remaining milk in the pot. Heat until the butter is melted.
  3. In a large bowl, pour hot butter milk mixture over salt, ½ cup brown sugar, and ½ tsp cinnamon. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Add the yeast and eggs to milk mixture, beating well.
  5. Gradually add flour and mix until the batter is smooth.
  6. Cover dough with a damp cloth and let rise in warm place for 1 hour.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 F.
  8. Grease a muffin tin. Fill each until ½ - ¾ full.
  9. Sprinkle 1 tsp of cinnamon sugar over each muffin.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with honey butter (recipe below).
Honey Butter
  1. Mix butter and honey. You can mess around with the sweetness to match your own preferences.

Tea Cakes with Honey ButterMeinhilde's Signature, Kiku Corner


  1. Kim says:

    I wish I had one of these to enjoy right now! I can’t wait to make them for some friends and enjoy them together with a pot of tea! Thank you for sharing! Pinning!

  2. Keri says:

    Meinhilde, these tea cakes look scrumptious!! I just bought a big bag of yeast so I’m looking for some new recipes to try. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Sweet Inspirations!! 🙂

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