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Afternoon tea recipes

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Throw your own afternoon tea party with our selection of teatime treats, from delicate scones, cakes and patisserie to savoury pies and scotch eggs.

For more inspiration on what to serve at your afternoon tea party, check out our scone recipes, sandwich recipes and sharing dessert ideas.

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  • Scones with jam & clotted cream on a plate

    Classic scones with jam & clotted cream

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.1295 ratings

    You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby's storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests

  • Lemon drizzle slices

    Lemon drizzle slices

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.123 ratings

    A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon drizzle is a simple traybake, made extra special with feather icing

  • Rhubarb and custard scones on a plate with one scone sliced and spread with fresh cream and rhubarb compote

    Rhubarb & custard scones

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    These delicious scones feature one of Britain's best-loved flavour combinations: rhubarb and custard. Serve with clotted cream for an enjoyable afternoon tea in the garden

  • Mini Victoria sponges on a cake stand

    Mini victoria sponge cakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make these bite-sized victoria sponges for a special afternoon tea or birthday celebration. Choose your favourite jam for the filling, then add whipped cream

  • Sandwiches served on afternoon tea platter

    Afternoon tea sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of sandwiches, perfect for an afternoon tea or buffet

  • Raspberry ripple blondies on a white cake stand

    Raspberry ripple blondies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Treat the family to this simple but gorgeous traybake. Made with dark and white chocolate and fresh or frozen raspberries, these blondies won't last long

  • Butterfly cupcakes

    Butterfly cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day

  • Lemon & elderflower traybake in squares

    Lemon & elderflower traybake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    This clever twist on the classic bakewell has a delicate floral flavour, making it ideal for serving at spring garden parties or bake sales

  • Easy coronation chicken served on a plate with salad

    Easy coronation chicken

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.97 ratings

    Make a classic coronation chicken filling to serve with jacket potatoes or in sandwiches and salads. It's an excellent way to use up leftover chicken after a roast

  • Angel cake slices on a small plate

    Angel cake

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Treat guests to this colourful angel cake with decorative fondant icing. It will go down well with a cuppa for afternoon tea

  • Cherry loaf cake cut into slices

    Cherry loaf cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this moreish cherry cake for afternoon tea or a coffee morning. Made with sweet glacé cherries and crunchy almonds, it won't last long

  • Classic cheese scones served on a wire rack with butter alongside

    Classic cheese scones

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.301 ratings

    Indulge in some cheese scones for afternoon tea or as part of a picnic. They're also great served alongside soups and you can freeze them for later use

  • Sausage rolls

    Sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.14 ratings

    Perk up your lunchbox with these party favourites, bound to be a hit with kids

  • Vegan apple cake with two slices removed on plates

    Vegan apple cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Make this apple and almond cake to fill your cake tin. It's an ideal treat for anyone following a dairy-free or vegan diet, and is delicious for afternoon tea with a cuppa

  • Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars served on a patterned board

    Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    What's better than dunking biscuits into tea? These ingenious tea and biscuits cheesecake bars capture that flavour sensation perfectly

  • Smoked trout tartlets on a cake stand

    Smoked trout tartlets

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Rustle up these smoked trout tartlets with lemon and horseradish flavours for afternoon tea. Made from ready-rolled pastry, they're quick and easy to make

  • Carrot cake served on a white cake stand

    Easy carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.379 ratings

    Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

  • Florentines on plate

    Quick florentines

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Take a handful of ingredients and create these dark chocolate florentines. They make a delicious treat with your afternoon tea or a tasty homemade gift

  • Battenberg cake

    Battenberg cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.39 ratings

    Our traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen. Bake this easy but impressive cake for a special occasion

  • Pimm's scones

    Pimm's scones

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Two classics combined into doubly delicious results, these scones will go down a treat at a summer party, served with lashings of Pimm's-soaked fruit and boozy whipped cream

  • Vegetarian sausage rolls served on a board

    Vegetarian sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.30 ratings

    Try our flavourful vegetarian sausage rolls, packed with mushrooms, chestnuts, leeks and cheese. They're perfect for a picnic or served with salad for lunch

  • Egg & cress club sandwiches cut into triangles

    Egg & cress club sandwich

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps

  • Tottenham cake with pink icing cut into squares

    Tottenham cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Treat yourself to a nostalgic vanilla and raspberry cake, first baked in the eponymous north London district in the late 1800s, and still a British favourite

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