These dainty and delicious old fashioned tea cake recipes are perfect for brunch and more. There’s nothing quite like a piping hot cup of your favorite tea and a sweet treat alongside it! This list has everything from traditional English biscuits to fancy French pastry, and more modern ones like cherry limeade poke cake.
Dainty Treat Recipes
These recipes will quickly show you that bigger isn’t always better. These small and dainty treat recipes may be small but they definitely do not lack in flavor.
Orange Cranberry Coffee Cake is lovely and delightful for a tea time brunch. This recipe takes 45 minutes total to whip up. You will need a mixer, mixing bowls, a rubber spatula, parchment paper, and an 8 X 8-inch baking pan.
This old fashioned tea cake recipe needs butter to add flavor and give the cake a tender texture. You also need superfine/caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, almond milk, pears, raspberries, almond flakes, and whip cream.
Easy French Financiers are delicate almond cakes with browned butter that everyone will love. You can make this dessert in 25 minutes flat. You will need unsalted butter, powdered sugar, almond flour, regular flour, egg whites, vanilla, salt, baking powder, and raspberries.
Butter cake takes a little under an hour to make. It will cost about $4 total and result in 6 servings. All you need is an oven and some common pantry staples like eggs, baking powder, sugar, flour, butter, cream cheese, and milk.
Pandan cake is a beautiful old fashioned tea cake recipe. You can expect a fluffy light variation of chiffon cake. Key Ingredients include pandan extract and coconut milk. This is a popular dessert in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Hong Kong.
Cherry Limeade Poke Cake will really impress a crowd for a brunch or tea party. It is a moist and soft yellow cake topped with cherries cooked in lime juice and lime flavored light whipped topping!
Mini Portions Of Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
These small and classic tea cakes are a great snack any time of day. These sweet treats are also perfect to enjoy as a light dessert. With so many different variations of Old Fashioned Mini Tea Cakes, you’ll never get bored of them.
Molten lava cake is also known as fondant cake and it’s a popular soufflé dessert with a liquid hot center. It originates from France called the “moelleux au chocolat” which translates to soft cake with chocolate.
If you’re looking for a blueberry flavored old fashioned tea cake recipe look no further. You can expect a light and airy sponge type cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting and blueberry Jam.
Pumpkin mini cakes with cinnamon streusel topping are perfect for tea or brunch. They are cute little personal portions that everyone will love. Key ingredients include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, sugar, Greek yogurt, pumpkin purée, and chopped pecans.
Everyone will love mini cannoli cheesecakes with a slight hint of orange and covered with chocolate chips. This recipe makes 12 servings With ingredients like waffle cones, butter, vanilla, cream cheese, sour cream, corn starch, sugar, and a few other pantry staples.
Lemon coconut mini cakes are perfect with a cup of tea or a latte. They are soft with a bit of coconut and lemon glaze. This recipe makes 12 portions with easy ingredients like coconut milk, vanilla, cake flour, salt, sugar, butter, lemon, and a few other items.
Cake Bar Recipes
What is better than a normal cake? Cake bars! They’re so much easier to to cut than your regular count cakes. They’re also perfect snacks to take to a bake sale or to enjoy at any get together or party.
Cake bars make the best old fashioned tea cake recipes like this one with cranberry and lemon. They are hassle free and quick to prepare. The triple layers are out of this world delicious with a sweet and tangy taste and a meringue layer that will knock your socks off.
When you make these lemon bar shortbread cakes it’s important to let your pan cool on the countertop for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also make storage easier by using a glass pan with a lid. The author recommends using fresh lemons over the bottle.
Strawberry shortcakes are 100% homemade with no processed sugars or preservatives. So if you’re looking for a dessert that is gluten free, vegan, allergy free, and oil free look no further.
Cherry oatmeal cake bars are easy to make and perfect for any day of the week. They store well in Tupperware and are freezer friendly. You can easily use regular flour or gluten free flour blends.
Churro bars are absolutely scrumptious and made with easy ingredients. You can expect a lovely creamy texture and a delicious cheesecake taste. All you need is butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, salt, flour, sugar, and ground cinnamon.
Traditional Tea Cakes
Traditional Tea Cakes originated in Britain to only serve with afternoon tea. These delicious cakes have quickly turned into a snack that is enjoyed all day long. These “cakes” are more like cookies and pair well with most cold and hot drinks.
These southern tea cakes are the traditional version of the recipe. They have a sweet pastry taste and texture that makes them the popular treat that they are. You will need high quality butter for optimal results.
You will love lemon English cookies because they are made with five basic ingredients. For example you will need castor sugar which is also called ultrafine sugar. It is simply ground down granulated sugar that’s perfect for baking.
Russian tea cakes are traditional and lovely plus they look like tiny snowballs. You can whip these up in less than an hour which includes cleanup time. Plus you can make them ahead of time as they will stay good for one to two weeks in an airtight container.
French Financiers are the best old fashioned tea cakes. This recipe certainly will not disappoint either. This recipe can be made with various flavors like Stasio, hazelnut, and almond.
Cup Cakes For Tea Time
Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Full of delicious flavor packed into one small cake, talk about delicious. These cupcake recipes are delicious and easy to make. Whether you want a bold flavor, a fruit flavor or a more subtile flavor, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you below.
Pineapple upside down cupcakes are absolutely superb with caramelized pineapple and other delicious converse. They are easy to bake from scratch and have an easy clean up method. It’s best to use nonstick cupcake molds!
Lemon cupcakes with Earl Grey frosting will put a smile on everyone’s face. The ricotta cheese ingredient creates the fluffiest texture that’s spongy and firm. They are not overly sweet but rather well balanced and fun.
Vanilla cupcakes with cinnamon swirl inside and delicious buttercream frosting are perfect for a crowd. You will need unsalted butter softened to room temperature as well as superfine granulated sugar or castor sugar. Other ingredients include eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, a pinch of salt, and sour cream.
Serve up some Tres Leche cupcakes using yellow cake mix, eggs milk, and vanilla extract. For the delicious milk mixture you will need sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy whipping cream. You will also need powdered sugar, ground cinnamon, and fresh sliced strawberries.
Try some orange Creamsicle cupcakes for your old fashion tea cake recipe idea. You don’t need cupcake liners all you have to do is spray the pan with nonstick spray. They are fun to decorate with small orange wedges, orange sprinkles, orange straws, flowers, or candied orange slices.
In the UK a traditional tea cake is a yeast-based sweet bun that is light and airy. It usually contains dried fruit and is served toasted with butter. However, in the US a tea cake can be anything from cookies to small or light cake.
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Now you are ready for teatime and brunch with all these old fashioned tea cake recipes. From minis to cups and everything in between, indulge your sweet tooth once in a while!