Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sweet, Simple Pleasures

We had a little party last evening ...
It was full of cinnamon, sugar and sweet, sweet laughter.
Oh! There was tea and coffee and white roses too!
And Beautiful, smiling faces glowing round the table so bright.
For, you see, there were birthday's to celebrate;
Precious Friendships to commemorate.
As the years go by, we must stop and kiss each one anew.
Gather them like friends so dear ...
Bestow on them the scent of roses, always Roses!
And sprinkle them liberally with friends...Lovely Friends...
As though they were the spice...the sugar... the absolute sweetness
of Life.

Cinnamon Teacake

1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla
1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Self-Rising Flour
1/2 Cup Buttermilk


1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
Mixture of Cinnamon and Sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line the bottom of an 8-inch round or square cake tin with parchment paper
and spray sides and bottom with cooking spray.
Cream butter and sugar till fluffy.
Gradually add egg and vanilla.
Using a metal spoon, fold in sifted flours alternately with buttermilk.
Stir until smooth.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Leave in tin for 5 minutes and cool on rack.
Turn out onto plate and brush warm cake with melted butter.
Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
This simple teacake is quick and easy to make and usually loved by all.
It's perfect to share over afternoon tea with a friend or to serve for a small gathering as I did last night. We had the pleasure of celebrating two birthday's within our knitting group that meets at my house every Monday night for what we call Knit Night.
This recipe is a long standing favorite.
So the next time you need a little something sweet in your life,
especially for teatime, give it a try.
Be sure to gather a friend or two to share a cup and a laugh ...
and relish together in the sweet, simple pleasures of Life.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
 Maya Angelou


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I love that it's just one 8" pan. Glad your party was a success! ♥

    1. Yes Pammy Sue ~ with all your baking expertise you can whip this up in no time!
      You're gonna love it ... ❤️

  2. Look at your pretty mitts! I wore mine today! I love them so much, Danette.
    The cinnamon cake looks delish. I'd like a slice, please!

    1. I'd love to give you a slice ... but it's all gone now ... 🤣
      I'm working on another Red pair of Jane Austen mitts just like yours so I can get them online for Valentine's Day ❤️
      I'm so Happy you are enjoying yours 😊

  3. I love cinnamon and sugar, it is a perfect, comforting, sweet combo! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! And those mitts looks so lovely.

    1. Cinnamon and sugar are my favorites too. They make the house smell warm and inviting while baking as well. Thanks! I think I like these Mitts best in Grey.
      Happy Dayto You My Dear Julie,


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