Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sweetness on Sunday ~ Rooibos Tea Syrup Cake

This deliciously moist cake is the perfect treat for sunday afternoon tea!

It has a lovely hint of rooibos which is complimented by the zingy lemon zest and juice in the syrup...  

This such a simple cake to bake that the little children in your home will quite easily manage assisting you!

 For the Cake...

125g Butter
100g Sugar
2 Eggs
240g Cake flour
10 Baking powder
1ml Salt
75g Sultanas or raisins
125ml cold Rooibos tea

For the Syrup...

250ml strong Rooibos tea
Juice and rind of 1 lemon
80g Sugar


Cream butter and sugar well, then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add sifted dry ingredients and fold in the sultanas or raisins and cold rooibos tea.  Spoon into a greased ring or loaf tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 45 minutes or until done.  While the cake is baking make the syrup.  Combine the syrup ingredients in a saucepan and heat, stirring often until the sugar has dissolved, then boil rapidly for about 5 minutes.  Turn cake out and pour syrup over warm cake.  Dust with icing sugar just before serving.  Serve with love and enjoy!

~ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8, KJV ~

Hoping your sunday has been blessed!


Urban Homestead South Africa said...

Gosh, that looks delicious!

Heidi-Mari said...

Oh I do hope you let me into your kitchen to see all your recipes! I'll be good and wash this dishes too! Would love to try out new recipes! Can't wait!!!
Lots of love

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh my goodness! I think I had better sort through them then! Maybe we could do a recipe organising session??!! Hah! So lovely to have you visit today my dear friend! Not long to go now!! Hugs, Kelly xx