Afternoon Tea Recipes

Celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week (14th – 20th August) with a delicious array of homemade delights. From creamy cakes and delicate meringues to chocolate-packed cupcakes and meltingly moreish brownies, here’s a few of our favourite top chefs’ baking recipes to try.

1  Sally Abé’s Lemonade Cake


Zesty and bright, this lemon creation uses layers of mouth-watering lemonade syrup-soaked sponge with a spectacular lemon sherbet icing. Created by Sally Abé, former sous chef at two-Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury and current technical Food Editor of Great British Chefs, it’s bright, bold and ideal for an afternoon tea centrepiece.

Click here for the recipe.

2 Karen Burns-Booth’s Coconut Cake


Food writer Karen Burns-Booth’s spectacular coconut cake recipe is everything you’d want from a showstopping bake. Light, creamy and full of splendour, this cake makes a great addition to any afternoon tea table.

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3 Rosewater and Pistachio Meringues


Delicate, delicious and utterly delightful – these rosewater and pistachio meringues from Jubilee Strawberries are perfect for impressing afternoon tea guests. Pair them with fresh strawberries and vanilla cream for the perfect flavoursome finish.

Click here for the recipe.

4 Primrose Bakery’s Milk Chocolate Cupcakes


Created by Primrose Bakery, one of London’s favourite bakeries, these decadent milk chocolate cupcakes are perfect for an indulgent and chocolate-filled treat.

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5 Victoria Glass’ Gin & Tonic Cake 


Team this summer’s trendiest tipple with a gorgeous gluten free cake and create the ultimate afternoon tea impresser. Founder of Victoria’s Cake Boutique and food writer, Victoria Glass‘ Gin and Tonic cake recipe is simple to make and ready in just under an hour. Chin chin!

Find the recipe here.

6 Francis Atkins’ Chocolate and Almond Brownies


Easy to make and ideal for a small yet sumptuous sweet treat, culinary guru Francis Atkins‘ chocolate and almond brownies are a flavour fantasia.

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7 Strawberry Duffins

A gorgeously sticky combination of doughnut and muffin, these strawberry duffins are perfect for an afternoon tea treat with a quirky twist.

Find the recipe here.

8 Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Rose And Pistachio Cake

Rose and Pistachio Cake

A few teaspoons full of rosewater, a handful of pistachios and a scattering of rose petals elevate this simple cream filled sponge to something exotically redolent of a Persian flower garden.

Find the recipe here.

9 Joakim Prat’s Paris Brest Éclair

Paris Brest

Award-winning pastry chef Joakim Prat reveals the secrets behind his famously impressive Paris Brest éclairs. Crisp, light and utterly moreish – one is never enough!

Find the recipe here.

10 Greg And Lucy Malouf’s Chocolate Pistachio Cake


Greg and Lucy Malouf have created a sophisticated variation of the more familiar flourless chocolate-almond cake.

Find the recipe here.

Looking for more recipe inspiration? Find it in the latest issue of Good Things

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