Cream Cheese Filled Tea Cakes

Cream Cheese Filled Tea Cakes

Use your imagination to top these easy and versatile tea cakes to suit whatever your theme or season.

Tea Cakes:

½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
dash salt
1/3 cup milk

Cream Cheese Filling:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1¾ cups powdered sugar

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.