Pimm's scones

Afternoon tea recipes

38 Recipes

Scones, cakes and savoury bites to enjoy at teatime.

Fruity teacake


(104 ratings)

Perfect with a reviving cuppa, this cake is a keeper and will happily sit in a tin for a week or so
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Summer sausage rolls


(59 ratings)

When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Griddle scones with honey


(13 ratings)

Quick and easy to make with storecupboard ingredients, griddle scones go perfectly with creamy honey and butter
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate caramel cake


(27 ratings)

This rich cake makes an impressive centrepiece for any summer tea party
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Cheddar scones


(60 ratings)

Fantastic straight from the oven or served the next day, split and toasted through
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Upside-down peach sponge


(10 ratings)

A moist, fruity cake which is perfect for an afternoon tea with friends
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Classic Victoria sandwich


(374 ratings)

You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Cherry Bakewell cake


(179 ratings)

If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Boozy coffee & walnut cake


(40 ratings)

Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Gingered rich fruit cake


(6 ratings)

This traditional cake has been jazzed up with lots of ginger - you'd never know it's gluten-free and dairy-free. Perfect for weddings and Christmas
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Passion layer torte


(0 ratings)

Get ahead for a dinner party or celebration with this indulgent, fruity cake which can be frozen for up to 2 months
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Double chocolate loaf cake


(159 ratings)

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy