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
     
    35min

    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

     
    96 reviews
     
    1hr5min

    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

     
    131 reviews
     
    50min

    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

     
    119 reviews
     
    1hr15min

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

    Recipe by: Tessaann

     
    114 reviews
     
    1hr15min

    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

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