Pimm's scones

Afternoon tea recipes

Scones, cakes and savoury bites to enjoy at teatime.

6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
96 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
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Treat guests to this colourful angel cake with decorative fondant icing. It will go down well with a cuppa for afternoon tea

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

A classic eclair recipe of light choux pastry filled with rich crème pâtissière. Make the basic buns, then fill with on-trend flavours and colourful glazes for a stunning afternoon tea treat

2 hrs and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These savoury cheese scones, filled with thin slices of apple and chutney, make a delicious addition to an afternoon tea spread

37 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These classic afternoon tea nibbles are given a fruity twist and smothered in chocolate for an extra special spread

1 hr and 25 mins
A challenge
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Give these afternoon tea classics a fruity makeover with a creamy banana custard filling - perfect for a sophisticated spread

1 hr and 20 mins
A challenge
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Finger sandwich fillings don't have to be dainty - add some bold flavours to your afternoon tea with these brunch-inspired bites

20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

White crabmeat, mayo and chives make a delicious afternoon tea sandwich filling that's special enough for a celebration treat

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These tangy, delicate little bites make a great addition to finger sandwiches for a sophisticated afternoon tea

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Fill light choux pastry with a creamy vanilla custard and Greek yogurt filling then finish with fresh fruit for a lower-sugar afternoon tea treat

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy our vegan version of scones, which uses soy milk and vegan vegetable spread to replace the dairy. Serve with vegan cream and your favourite jam 

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This fruity cake uses ground rice and almond extract for a cheaper bake - perfect for a cake sale or as a teatime treat

1 hr and 15 mins
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17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Replace sugar with xylitol and swap butter and oil for a puréed whole orange in this light and zesty cake, with ground almonds and polenta

2 hrs and 20 mins
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24 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These beautiful shell-shaped light sponge cakes are ideal with a cup of tea, or serve with creamy desserts

35 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This clever tray bake combines a buttery shortbread base with a Florentine inspired topping - finished with cherries and dark chocolate

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make sure you use a punchy mature cheese to shine through these savoury scones made with mustard and buttermilk

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

We've turned this tangy Brazilian mousse pudding into a traybake cheesecake with biscuit base and gelatine to help with slicing

35 mins
More effort
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of these easy lemonade scones to serve for afternoon tea. Pair them with plenty of clotted cream and jam – and a cup of tea, of course! – for a classic British treat

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These extra-special cupcakes taste just like traditional crumble and custard - top with cream icing and apple-shaped biscuits

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
1,070 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This fruity bake has a whole orange whizzed up and added to the batter for a zesty teatime treat

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
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