These tea cakes are ideal for a delicious afternoon pick-me-up and go well with your favorite cup of tea. From apple and cinnamon, to carrot and coconut, you’ll struggle to keep to one slice.
Ottolenghi’s walnut cake
Whether kept simple or adorned with indulgent embellishments, Yotam Ottolenghi’s walnut cake is as appropriate for afternoon tea as it is for a festive meal.
Marbled spiced sour cream bundt cake
This marbled bundt cake is laced with nutmeg, clove, and a splash of Cointreau, with sour cream for a super-moist finish.
Shannon Bennett’s no-fail almond and orange cake
This semolina, almond, and orange cake with lemon curd was modified from a Jamie Oliver recipe a few years ago. I was visiting relatives and friends just outside of Rome, and the home we rented had a yard full with orange and lemon trees bursting with citrus. I made use of the oranges that had fallen on the ground. Jamie’s original calls for an orange syrup to be poured over the whole cake when it comes out of the oven, but I found my oranges so full of aroma from the skins’ oils that the syrup wasn’t needed. Instead, I created a lemon curd and topped each serving dish with fresh local mascarpone.
Strawberry and white chocolate almond cake
Mark LaBrooy’s strawberry and white chocolate almond cake will have you coming back for seconds.
Citronmåne (Danish lemon moon cake)
“Citronmåne, lemon moon cake, is often sliced into a crescent shape to serve (hence the name). ”
Make afternoon tea plans with this chocolate and ginger teacake
“Ginger, tea, and dark chocolate complement this rich teacake well,” adds Lucy Busuttil.
Ginger and apple kuchen (German ginger and apple cake)
The Germans know how to make dessert, and this apple cake is no exception. A perfect symphony of ginger, apples and double cream to serve, this classic is the best way to cap off a dinner party.
Kladdkaka (Swedish sticky chocolate cake)
“For a sticky, gooey center, this cake is slightly undercooked.”
This coffee ricotta cake is the ultimate afternoon tea treat
Coffee and cheese are a heavenly combination.
This coconut chiffon cake with lime icing is ready to change your life
Chiffon cakes are all about fluffiness.