Fruity teacake served into slices

Teacake recipes

49 Recipes

Rustle up teacakes for an afternoon tea, or weekend treat. With traditional teacakes, loaf cakes and inventive twists on the classics, there's a recipe for everyone.

Fruity teacake


(128 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



(4 ratings)

Spare a bit of time to bake these delicious teacakes which you can serve warm with butter for a weekend breakfast, coffee morning or afternoon tea
  • 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Earl Grey teacakes


(2 ratings)

Fruit buns flavoured with aromatic tea and orange to be served toasted with lashings of butter
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry & dark chocolate teacakes


(5 ratings)

These classic afternoon tea nibbles are given a fruity twist and smothered in chocolate for an extra special spread
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Summer fruit drizzle cake


(110 ratings)

Sarah Cook’s scrummy cake is really easy and versatile – use whatever fruit you like, and you’ll make it again and again...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Caramel apple loaf cake


(86 ratings)

Moist cake topped with a sticky, crunchy topping will keep your guests coming back for more
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Brilliant banana loaf


(709 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Walnut, date & honey cake


(78 ratings)

A tea-time treat - packed with sweet honey. A great way to use up those ripe bananas too
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Gluten-free carrot cake


(29 ratings)

Junior cook Emily shares her simple, no-fuss recipe for gluten-free carrot cake
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Madeira loaf cake


(79 ratings)

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate cherry Bakewell cake


(15 ratings)

An irresistible almond sponge, studded with juicy cherries and chocolate chunks, that'll keep in your cake tin for a few days - if it lasts that long!
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower crunch cake


(20 ratings)

Capture the essence of summer in this simple loaf cake with elderflower drizzle
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake


(107 ratings)

Kids can help make this simple springtime treat – delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Little toffee apple cake


(7 ratings)

Get children aged 8-14 inspired in the kitchen by making an afternoon tea treat
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Sugar-free banana cake


(51 ratings)

The natural sweetness of fruit and a drizzle of agave syrup means less added sugar is needed in this banana bread
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Courgette loaf cake


(36 ratings)

Use up a garden glut in this sweet, spiced sponge loaf - the hidden veg keeps it moist and walnuts add crunch
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lime & ginger drizzle cake


(22 ratings)

The combination of lime and ginger gives the classic drizzle cake a modern twist
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Sugar-free lemon drizzle cake


(29 ratings)

Sweetened with all-natural xylitol, this sponge has a dense, syrupy texture and keeps well for a few days
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Bramley & blackberry tray cake


(24 ratings)

A kind of right-way-up upside down cake - a perfect teatime treat. You can make it in a roasting tin, too
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Carrot patch cake


(17 ratings)

Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Last-minute Christmas loaf cake


(3 ratings)

Unexpected guests and no Christmas cake to serve? This last-minute loaf tastes as if it had been made in November. Decorate with a snow shower of icing sugar
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian


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