Strawberry Tea Cakes

strawberry tea cakes

strawberry tea cakes

So, you may have noticed  that I have a thing for tea cakes. I think they are very sophisticated and sweet and less cutesy than their american counterpart the cupcake. You may also recognise this strawberry sponge from somewhere else! I had some strawberries that were getting a bit mushy (as you can see) and so I thought a cake would be the best place for them… I know.. it’s a recurring trend. So, just use the sponge recipe from my Strawberry cake recipe.

Tea Cake Baking instructions:

All you need is a cupcake tray WITHOUT THE CASES. Grease each case with butter and tap with some flour OR use grease proof paper cut into a circle at the bottom of each case. Then add the mixture until about halfway up, and bake for about 10-12 minutes at 175°C.

Leave them to cool a bit, and then twist the top with you finger tips to loosen…

Then munch awaaaaaaaay.

Happy Weekend people! I am going to be at the Hive blogger conference this weekend. See some of you there!

Trisha x

Almond Marble Tea Cakes

Almond Marble tea cakes

Almond Marble tea cakes

These tea cakes are perfectly bite-size… so you don’t feel like a pig when eating them… even if you have 10. … or 20 (oops…). I would highly recommend investing in one of these silicon cupcake trays  for this size of cake-. It just makes it a lot easier to bake them and to get them out than with a metal tray – especially as you don’t use cupcake cases here. Continue reading

Rhubarb and Almond Tea Cakes

rhubarb and almond tea cake

rhubarb and almond tea cake

rhubarb and almond tea cake

I wanted to make fig and white chocolate tarts, but figs aren’t in season at the moment. So, I saw some tasty looking rhubarb at the market and thought… when life doesn’t give you figs… make rhubarb cake. That’s the saying…. right?! I have to say, rhubarb was a lot easier to work with than I thought and I love the tangy sweetness of it. Continue reading