tea cake


: a small flat cake usually made with raisins
: cookie

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In my family, the tea cake was perfected by my grandmother, and that torch has been passed to my mother, Georgia. Dallas News, 14 June 2022 Grab them along with a pack of four jelly doughnut morning buns ($26), a spinach and gruyere quiche ($66) or cranberry orange olive oil tea cake ($19). Samantha Nelson, Chicago Tribune, 13 Dec. 2022 In 2019, Oreo and the Palace Museum created an imperial-themed line of Oreo cookies with flavors like green-tea cake, red-bean cake, and lychee-rose cake—the latter of which was a nod to the favorite snack of Qing Dynasty emperor Kangxi. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 29 Aug. 2022 This simple recipe for chamomile tea cake uses every opportunity to imbue the final crumb with its flowery flavor. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2022 My favorite dessert on the current menu follows the seasonal thread: Stovall rethinks ciambellone, an Italian tea cake often scented with lemon zest, into a flourless olive oil and almond cloud. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2022 The afternoon tea features a wide variety of teas and a menu of royal Kensington biscuits, majestic apricot crumb bar, along with a chocolate tea cake. Roger Sands, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Filipino mango float to British tea cake to that nostalgic banana pudding on the back of the Nilla wafer box. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Mar. 2021 Stella Jean’s is known for its unique ice cream flavors, including recent specials s’mores, ube & pandesal toffee, milk & cookies and Earl Gray & citrus tea cake. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea cake was in 1805

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“Tea cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20cake. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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