tea cake


: a small flat cake usually made with raisins
: cookie

Examples of tea cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birch Lane Burgess Tiered Stand Arrange finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and more on this three-tiered platter from Birch Lane. Shea Simmons, Southern Living, 19 June 2024 Select flights also include Virgin's signature afternoon tea service, featuring sandwiches, tea cakes, and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Mar. 2024 The one that’s really popular this month is the Earl Grey tea cake. Judith Prieve, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 This cake honors the classic beverage with a sweet tea cake and tangy Lemonade Frosting. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for tea cake 

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 24 Jul. 2024.

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