Most pastry recipes qualify as tea cake recipes.
In keeping with the character of tea party fare, though, it is better to serve mini-portions of two or three desserts than full-sized servings of one variety.
Cookies are a natural choice, and so are sheet cakes, brownies, and baklava, because they can be cut to any size you want. But lots of other dessert recipes, like chocolate éclairs and cream puffs can be adapted.
Tea cakes, like any dessert, are served last, after scones during Light
Afternoon Tea or after tea sandwiches and scones during Full Afternoon
Tea. (See Tea Party Recipes Homepage.) This small variety of
sweets gives balance to the more savory dishes and provides a memorable
end to your tea party.
...Small, fruit-filled turnovers. Choose the apricot filling or any one of a variety of ready-made filling choices.
Cream Puffs and Chocolate Eclairs
...These homemade cream puffs and eclairs are excellent tea party recipes; they're small!
...A pumpkin roll recipe as pleasing to the eye as to the palate.
...A delicious frosted pastry rolled into a crescent shape, for brunch or tea.
...Easy Fudge Brownie Recipe and Cream Cheese Brownie Recipe.
...A delicious shortbread-type cookie, rolled in nuts and topped with a cherry.
...This rich, flaky Greek pastry is everyone's favorite.
Easy Fruit Tarts
...This eye-catching fruit cup recipe is great for anyone who needs a break from cooking from scratch.
...All the delights of cheesecake and cookies in one recipe!
Petite Almond Cookies
...These are small and delicate, but rich and flavorful, the very essence of a great tea cake.
Apple Rose Tarts
...Easy rose-shaped mini apple tarts that look incredibly hard.
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