James Carrier
Makes 24 1 3/4-inch cakes

Helen Knowlton writes that these simple, moist, slightly sweet cakes make a delicious accompaniment to a cup of tea.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, with a mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and beat well. Beat in orange juice.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix flour, orange peel, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir half the flour mixture into the butter mixture, then the buttermilk, followed by the rest of the flour mixture, until just incorporated. Spoon batter equally into 24 buttered miniature muffin cups or 12 regular muffin cups (1/3 cup).

Step 3

Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until tops are lightly browned and a wooden skewer inserted into the center of one muffin comes out with moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes. Invert pan to remove cakes. Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature.

Step 4

Nutritional analysis per tea cake.

Ratings & Reviews

Shanky's Review

May 15, 2010
The Orange Tea Cakes are not too sweet and have a slight bitter taste I guess because of the orange zest. They are not that flavorful to me, I only taste orange zest. I didn't like them much, I will not make again.