Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hijacked Teacakes

I just love whipping up good teacake for afternoon tea, mainly because they are so easy to make, and it never fails to impress guests when you serve it up, still warm from the oven.

I found this recipe at the wonderful
Tartelette. I also took the precaution of baking the teacakes in paper cases, as my little cakes are notorious for always sticking to the pan, no matter how careful I am with the greasing.

Apricot Teacakes

Makes about 18


1/3 cup (67g) sugar
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons (56.5g) butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup (58g) sour cream
1/2 cup (62.5g) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (125g) dried apricot halves, diced


Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (185 deg C).
Whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale and thick, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the butter and sour cream and combine well.
Add the flour, dried apricots and mix until incorporated.
Divide mixture between mini muffin tins coated with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on wire racks.

Ingredients; mix eggs with sugar; throw in the flour and apricots

Spoon mixture into mini muffin tins; waiting to be eaten

As always, serve with a cup of ... Tea!


  1. Ahh so small and cute ^^! Mmmmm bet the smell and taste just divine.

  2. i love a good whip-it-up-quick afternoon tea recipe. always good for when people call up to say they're "in the neighbourhood & could we pop by?" :)

    these look wonderful & very moreish. i could possibly eat a whole batch up right now!

  3. hi FFichiban - yes, small means you can eat them all up at once!

    hi Shez - don't you hate it when people 'drop in'? At least we can cook up an impressive afternoon tea! Better not encourage them, though...