Pimm's scones

Afternoon tea recipes

40 Recipes

Scones, cakes and savoury bites to enjoy at teatime.

Afternoon tea sandwiches


(8 ratings)

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

Shortbread recipe


(76 ratings)

Bake these classic shortbread biscuits to wow a crowd. You only need four ingredients, but you can mix it up with lemon or orange zest, or try adding chopped pistachios
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Fruity teacake


(136 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


(68 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


(15 ratings)

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

Chocolate caramel cake


(34 ratings)

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

Cheddar scones


(83 ratings)

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

Upside-down peach sponge


(13 ratings)

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

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe


(786 ratings)

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Cherry bakewell cake


(245 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


(49 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


(7 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


(3 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


(255 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


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