Tea Cakes and Biscuits Recipes

Tea cake, tea biscuit, tea scone, and finger sandwich recipes are perfect for baking a little, not-too-rich, afternoon tea-time pick-me-up treat.

Staff Picks

Tea Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 457
A quick tea time treat. Serve warm, buttered, and with jam or honey.
By Allrecipes Member

Mississippi Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
This is my mother's recipe, her mother's recipe, and so on... Basic, simple, down-home and delicious!! My grandmother's advice is to enjoy warm with a big glass of ice-cold milk!!! Poor folks' heaven!!!

Cream Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
'Cream cakes' are not a specific item, but a term that refers to a variety of goodies served at tea. Scones, cakes, buns, and biscuits may be spread with cream and/or jam. Here's a Lake District recipe for 'Upland's Biscuits'. When cool, sandwich in pairs with raspberry jam. A dollop of clotted cream on top, a pot of strong tea, aahhh!
By Marc Boyer

Raisin Tea Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
Moist, lightly sweet biscuits are just perfect for breakfast or a cup of tea in the afternoon. This is as close as I could get to the store bakery version. My husband and kids loved these just as much as the store bought biscuits. We make a lactose free version with vanilla soy milk and margarine, but have made the milk variety for others. Recipe works perfectly in both options.

Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 133
A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Add a few drop of food coloring to dress up the dough for special occasions.

Russian Tea Cakes III

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
Lovely little cookies that are perfect for formal parties.
By Allrecipes Member

Kentucky Butter Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1251
This rich Bundt cake is moistened with a luscious vanilla butter sauce while it's still warm.
By Allrecipes Member

English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 75
A refreshing and delicious sandwich. Depending on the way you cut the bread, these can be made as appetizers or a simple lunch time sandwich.

Battenburg Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
This fancy almond-flavored tea cake, also called 'Battenberg/Battenburg Cake' or 'Battenberg/Battenburg Square' features a homemade marzipan.
By Allrecipes Member

Bannock II

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
This is a recipe from my friend - her Mom makes the best bannock ever using this recipe.

Thai Sweet Iced Tea

A delicious Thai iced tea for a refreshing afternoon.

Inspiration and Ideas

Irish Tea Cake
Rating: Unrated 224
"Wonderful flavor with simple ingredients! " – KimmyK
Russian Tea Cakes I
Rating: Unrated 1535
Watch how to make these delicious Russian Tea Cakes.
Banana Coconut Cake with Vanilla Glaze
Rating: 4.5 stars 4

This is a delicious, moist, easy-to-make cake that's naturally sweet from banana and coconut without much added sugar, and topped with a scrumptious vegan-friendly vanilla glaze. Serve as a dessert or a snack anytime!