Tea cake is the quintessential item on your afternoon tea party menu and easy desserts are high priority for this hostess! I have some wonderful, easy dessert recipes to share with you and on this page you will find cakes that are subdivided into categories like pound cake, apple cake, chocolate cake and many other wonderful cake recipes to use on your menu.
First up is pound cake! We will be sharing several recipes, but my favorite and my go-to recipe is my mom's recipe and it is the best pound cake I have ever made! Any type of pound cake is versatile, but when you have one that is absolutely delicious without even a glaze on it...well that is something!
I love to make this cake and use it so many ways. It can be baked in a Bunt pan, loaf pan, cup cake tins...
We will include other variations like lemon, sour cream, and coconut, but I think you will find yourself relying on my favorite too!
OK, who doesn't love chocolate cake? (Anyone? Well, except my daughter who is a vanilla girl with just about anything!)
We have some family favorites to share from chocolate sheet cake to the best German chocolate cake recipe. We will even have a chocolate cheese cake recipe, too! All of which make great cakes for your tea party menu because you can bake and serve them in any size.
Do you think of a regular cake CAKE, when you think of tea cakes? I do too, but cheesecakes are frequently served and are most appreciated by your guests.
I never liked cheesecake growing up, but as an adult I grew to like and then love it because it is one of my husbands favorites outside of German chocolate cake. This meant that I looked for easy cheesecake recipes to make for him and I never really went any further than that because all cheesecakes are 'easy'. From no bake to New York style, you too can master the art. I will let you in on the best secrets so yours turn out great too.