Afternoon tea recipes (461)

Relish the tradition of afternoon tea with our recipes for scones, sponge cakes, dainty sandwiches and more.

Top afternoon tea recipes

4 reviews

The aromatic lavender combined with soft honey flavours and toasted almonds give these cupcakes an intensity of flavour that is luxuriously decadent and festive.

Recipe by: moyleb

90 reviews

This is the traditional recipe for a Victoria sponge cake, a much loved English favourite. See footnote about weighing the eggs for best results. Serve with buttercream as in the recipe, or freshly whipped cream.

Recipe by: TheBritishBaker

112 reviews

A recipe that has been handed down through my family - a very nice cake to have when you want to sit down on the couch with a cup of tea. Beats bought cakes any day!

Recipe by: Cheeky_cook

107 reviews

A classic sponge cake made into a chocolate sponge cake. This is completely fail-safe. Use a good quality cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate) for best results!

Recipe by: snowflake

101 reviews

An quick and easy fruit cake for tea time. Best eaten fresh.

Recipe by: Tessaann

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