Use your imagination to top these easy and versatile tea cakes to suit whatever your theme or season.
½ cup butter
Cream Cheese Filling:
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
Fresh fruit or candy, for topping
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Prepare Tea Cakes:
Cream butter and sugar together in large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and beat on high speed for 5 minutes. Slowly mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix in milk on slow speed.
Spray Tea Cake Pan with non-stick cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among all cups in pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pan. Cool completely. Cut off tops of cakes to make a flat bottom when inverted.
Prepare Cream Cheese Filling:
Beat cream cheese, milk, and vanilla on low speed until smooth. Slowly mix in powdered sugar and then beat until slightly fluffy.
Assemble Tea Cakes:
Pipe cream cheese filling into well of each tea cake. Top with fresh fruit or candy. Serve within 2 hours.