Bake a Warm and Indulgent Cinnamon Tea Cake Today!

Good food equals a good mood, and there’s nothing better than indulging in a delicious treat without worrying about the ingredients. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the importance of a healthy diet and the struggles that come with finding recipes that cater to gluten and dairy sensitivities. But there’s no need to compromise flavor for health when you have the perfect gluten-free cinnamon tea cake recipe.

This cake is light, fluffy, and bursting with warm cinnamon flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more. The best part? It’s made using organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free ingredients, making it an excellent snack option for anyone who loves cakes but wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can bake a delicious tea cake in no time!

Whether you’re enjoying it with a cup of hot tea or packing it up for your next picnic, this cinnamon tea cake is sure to impress anyone who takes a bite. So get ready to tantalize your taste buds while treating yourself to a healthy dessert option!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cinnamon Tea Cake - Gluten Free
Cinnamon Tea Cake – Gluten Free

Are you ready to indulge in a delicious treat that’s gluten-free and dairy-free? Look no further than this Cinnamon Tea Cake recipe. With its combination of ground cinnamon and caster sugar, it boasts a sweet and aromatic flavor that’s guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.

But the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make! With just a handful of simple and readily available ingredients like self-raising flour and milk, you’ll have a scrumptious snack in no time. Plus, if you’re a fan of apple cinnamon tea or coffee cake, you can easily substitute some of the ingredients to add those flavors in.

I know what you might be thinking: “But isn’t gluten-free baking difficult?” Fear not! The self-raising flour used in this recipe is completely gluten-free. And let me tell you, this tea cake is so light and fluffy, you won’t even realize it’s gluten-free.

For those with dietary restrictions or kitchen novices looking for an easy gluten-free recipe, this tea cake is a must-try. Its simplicity and deliciousness will surely make it one of your new go-to dessert recipes.

Ingredient List

 A delicious gluten-free cinnamon tea cake, perfect for cozy mornings
A delicious gluten-free cinnamon tea cake, perfect for cozy mornings

Before we dive into making this gluten-free cinnamon tea cake, let’s go over the ingredient list. To make this delicious, light and fluffy tea cake we will need:

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-raising flour (gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar

If you don’t have self-raising flour, you can make your own by combining 2 cups of gluten-free flour with 3 teaspoons of baking powder and a pinch of salt.

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk (or any other dairy-free milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Optional ingredients for variations

You can add another dimension to your tea cake by including some apple or berries. Consider adding:

  • 1/2 cup diced apples mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite berries

With these ingredients in hand, it is now time to dive into making the gluten-free cinnamon tea cake that will win everyone over!

The Recipe How-To

 Don't let gluten allergies stop you from enjoying the simple pleasures in life
Don’t let gluten allergies stop you from enjoying the simple pleasures in life

Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Perfect Cinnamon Tea Cake

Now, let’s get to the fun part – baking this delicious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Tea Cake! This recipe is quick and easy to follow, so even novice bakers can look like pro pastry chefs in less than an hour.


  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten-Free self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum (if your gluten-free flour does not contain it)
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar or Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Milk, dairy or non-dairy, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat Oven and Prep Your Baking Pan:

Before you start, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9-inch (23cm) cake tin. You can also use a silicone one or line it with parchment paper.

Combine Dry Ingredients:

Combine the gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, xanthan gum (if necessary), salt, and granulated sugar or coconut sugar in a medium bowl. Mix well until all dry ingredients are evenly distributed.

Mix Wet Ingredients Separately:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk or electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the butter and beat again to combine. Pour in the milk and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.

Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients:

Add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients mixture, one-third at a time. Mix gently but thoroughly after each addition until no lumps remain. Be sure not to overmix. Overmixing the batter can adversely affect the cake’s texture and cause it to be tough or dry.

Pour Mixture and Bake:

Pour the batter into the prepared tin, smooth out its surface with a spatula, and sprinkle light brown sugar or cinnamon sugar on top (if desired). Place the tin on the middle rack of your oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Rest and Serve:

Allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing it from the tin. Serve it by itself or with a dollop of whipped cream or frosting on top.

Congratulations! You have just made a delicious Gluten-Free Cinnamon Tea Cake that tastes as good as it looks. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 This cinnamon tea cake is so good, you won't even know it's gluten-free
This cinnamon tea cake is so good, you won’t even know it’s gluten-free

There are a number of substitutions and variations that can be made to this delicious recipe if you’d like to mix things up. Here are some suggestions:

– Dairy-free: Want to make this recipe dairy-free? You’re in luck! Simply replace the butter with a vegan butter substitute or coconut oil, and use almond milk or oat milk instead of regular milk. You won’t even notice the difference!

– Gluten-free flour alternatives: If you don’t have self-raising gluten-free flour on hand, you can still make this recipe. Use 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour plus 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum instead.

– Apple cinnamon tea cake: For a twist on the classic cinnamon tea cake, try adding chopped apples (about 1/2 cup) to the batter. The juicy, fruity flavor pairs perfectly with the warm spiciness of ground cinnamon.

– Chai coffee cake: Love chai? Infuse your cinnamon tea cake with some extra warmth and flavor by adding 2 teaspoons of ground chai spice blend (a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper) to the batter.

– Polenta cinnamon tea cake: Want to add some grittiness to your cake? Swap out some of the self-raising flour for polenta (cornmeal) flour. Try using 1 cup each of self-raising and polenta flour for an interesting texture.

– Coconut sugar: While we use caster sugar in this recipe for its fine texture, you can experiment with other types of sweeteners. Try using coconut sugar instead – it has a natural caramel taste and less fructose than regular sugar.

These substitutions and variations will allow you to tweak this already fantastic recipe to really make it your own. Give them a try and see what kind of unique flavors you can create!

Serving and Pairing

 It's all about the perfect blend of cinnamon and sweetness in this tea cake
It’s all about the perfect blend of cinnamon and sweetness in this tea cake

Once your gluten-free cinnamon tea cake is baked and cooled, it’s time to serve and enjoy! This moist, fluffy tea cake goes perfectly with a warm cup of cinnamon tea or a comforting cup of coffee. The subtle aroma of cinnamon in the cake paired with the warm and spicy notes of the tea or coffee will make for a delightful experience.

You can also serve this tea cake as an indulgent dessert after dinner. Adding a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top of the cinnamon tea cake can elevate your dessert game to new heights. Or you could keep it simple with a dollop of whipped cream or chocolate drizzle.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can pair this tea cake with some fresh sliced fruits such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries. The tartness from the fruits will balance out the sweetness of the cake, making for a perfect healthy breakfast or brunch option.

In addition to serving, you can also play with the presentation when serving this cake. You can cut into slices and serve as they are or garnish each slice with a dusting of cinnamon sugar or even edible flowers.

Whatever your preference may be, this gluten-free cinnamon tea cake can be enjoyed in many ways making it perfect for almost any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Let the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon tea cake fill your home
Let the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon tea cake fill your home

I know that it can be tricky to bake a fresh cake every time, so I have some tips for you on how to make the most of your cinnamon tea cake. This cake is great for storing and reheating, making it perfect for meal planning and meal prep.

Make-Ahead: The cinnamon tea cake is easy to prepare ahead of time, which means you can save yourself some time by baking it in advance. Once baked, wrap the cooled cake securely with plastic wrap and store it in an air-tight container in a cool and dry place. You can make the tea cake a day ahead or freeze it up to 2 weeks ahead. For best results, bring the cake to room temperature before serving.

Storing: To store the cinnamon tea cake, allow it to cool down completely before wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The wrapped cake can then be stored in an air-tight container or freezer bag and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating: This cinnamon tea cake is best served warm, so you may want to reheat it if you’re not serving it straight out of the oven. Reheating a slice of this delicious tea cake is easy-peasy! Simply place the slice on a microwave-safe plate and heat in a microwave oven at medium heat for about 30 seconds until it’s heated through. If you prefer to use an oven, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and reheat the whole cake for about 10 minutes until warm throughout.

Take advantage of these helpful tips on how to make-ahead, store and reheat your cinnamon tea cake so that you can enjoy its sweet cinnamon flavor any time you want without having to worry about all the fuss!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Baking is my therapy, and this gluten-free cinnamon tea cake is my latest masterpiece
Baking is my therapy, and this gluten-free cinnamon tea cake is my latest masterpiece

You’ve followed the recipe to the T, but there is something unsatisfying about the outcome. Many of us have gone through this disappointment when it comes to baking; however, with a few tips and tricks, your Cinnamon Tea Cake can turn into a masterpiece. I’m going to share with you some simple steps that will help you achieve perfect results every time you bake this delicious tea cake.

First and foremost, it is essential to measure your ingredients accurately. Baking requires precision, so beating around the bush won’t do any favors here. I suggest using a kitchen scale rather than measuring cups and spoons as it provides more accurate measurements. It allows for consistency and perfection in your recipes.

Secondly, make sure all ingredients are brought to room temperature before starting the baking process. Take out eggs and butter from the fridge at least half an hour before baking. Room temperature butter is easier to cream, making it lighter and fluffier, which means better texture in the cake.

Next up, overmixing or undermixing is out of question while making cakes as both can lead to adverse effects on your final product’s texture—overmixing makes the cake dense while undermixing leads to holes in the cake texture. Mix just enough so that all ingredients combine well.

When it comes to adding dry ingredients like flour and baking powder/soda, sift them before adding them to the wet batter. Sifting helps in ensuring that there are no unwanted lumps, which ultimately aids the consistency of the cake’s crumb.

Finally, baking times differ on every oven, even if they may be of one brand. So make sure you test whether the cake is done by inserting a skewer or toothpick in the center—the skewer should come out clean.

In conclusion, these simple tips ensure that even inexperienced bakers can have perfect results every time they bake this Cinnamon Tea Cake recipe. With precise measuring, accurate timing, and careful attention to detail, there is no stopping you from baking that perfect cake every single time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free cinnamon tea cake recipe is the perfect solution for anyone looking to indulge in a delicious and healthy treat. The magical blend of ground cinnamon and caster sugar will tantalize your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.

With simple ingredients such as butter, milk, self-raising flour, and a dash of vanilla essence, this tea cake recipe is easy to follow and guarantees light and fluffy results every time. Moreover, this recipe can be easily adapted to suit various dietary requirements such as dairy-free options or substituting almond flour for wheat flour.

Impress your friends and family with this fantastic tea cake the next time you have visitors or when you’re simply craving a sweet treat. And don’t forget to experiment with different variations such as apple cinnamon or even chai coffee cake!

So go ahead, give this gluten-free cinnamon tea cake recipe a try today and be amazed at how easy it is to create scrumptious desserts that are healthy and satisfying at the same time!

Cinnamon Tea Cake - Gluten Free

Cinnamon Tea Cake - Gluten Free Recipe

A geat plain cake to serve with a coffee. Use a good quality gluten free flour blend to make this recipe. This recipe is adapted from one on the Orgran website. Use pure vanilla essence (gluten-free in Australia)
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 208.5 kcal



  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk (125ml)
  • 60 g butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • 20 g melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar (superfine sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (335F).
  • Grease and line cake tin.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Continue to beat whilst adding the beaten egg gradually. Mix in the vanilla essence.
  • Fold in the sifted flour and milk. Fold until smooth.
  • Place into prepared tin and smooth the top with spatula.
  • Bake 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Brush with melted butter while still warm and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 63gCalories: 208.5kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3.2gFat: 9.4gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 49.9mgSodium: 311.7mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 13.2g
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