I'm a big fan of tea cakes. They're quick to make, great to snack on and handy to have when friends pop over for a visit. Plus, they're an excuse for a quick mid-week bake! This one is fall inspired and pairs perfectly with Builder's Tea. In a pinch coffee will do, but there's nothing better than strong black tea (we recommend PG tips) and a slice of this spicy, sweet treat. 

Makes one loaf


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon whiskey
  • 2 tablespoon SKORDO Masala Chai Spice Blend
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (feel free to use plain yogurt instead)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small apple 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add the whiskey and SKORDO Masala Chai Spice Blend. We used a standing mixer on low-medium. Be sure to scrape the bowl sides to fully combine the ingredients before adding the sour cream.
  3. Add the sour cream and eggs one at a time, being sure to fully incorporate each before adding the next.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until just mixed. 
  5. Pour batter into a bread pan lined with parchment paper. Slice the apple into thin strips and decorate the top. Bake for 65 - 70 minutes. Cool fully before slicing. Enjoy! 
September 12, 2020


SKORDO said:

We are so glad you liked it. Thank you for sharing!

Jan Mordarski said:

Recently made this bread and it was delicious. Easy to make, pretty when finished and the taste was Devine——-what more can one ask.

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