tea cake

noun

Definition of tea cake 

1 : a small flat cake usually made with raisins

2 : cookie

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And there’s some unexpected fare, like kouign-amann Breton tea cakes, and cannelés Bordelais cakes. ($4-$12) Any top picks? Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New Parisian-style pastry shop in Hillcrest a shimmering gem," 22 Mar. 2018 And his recipes are all intriguing – biscuits and tea cakes to feasts showcasing pigs feet, cracklins, and pokeweed. 9. Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "10 best books of April: the Monitor's picks," 9 Apr. 2018 The sweet orange glaze is optional; leave it off for a perfect breakfast or tea cake, or add the glaze for a more festive, special treat. Jill O'connor, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cookbook celebrates versatility of oranges," 26 Mar. 2018 Food offerings: Wacky croissants (Churro Croissant, Elderberry Croissant, etc.), tea cakes, cookies, and other pastries. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best L.A. Coffee Shops to Do Work In," 15 Feb. 2018 The Perfect Tea Sandwiches Across the South there are tea rooms and restaurants that host proper afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and beautiful china. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Why We Love the Tradition of Mother Daughter Teas," 31 Jan. 2018 The grand dames of the South are smart cookies—make that tea cakes. Valerie Fraser Luesse, Southern Living, "5 Lessons We Learned From Southern Women," 25 Oct. 2016 In the United States, yearly classics include sugar cookies, gingerbread people with raisin eyes and lopsided smiles, molasses thumbprint cookies, and powdered Russian tea cakes (also known as Mexican wedding cakes), among many others. Kendra Nordin Beato, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cookie history: from George Washington's house to US holiday fêtes," 22 Dec. 2017 His greatest success has been with a financier, the French tea cake made with browned butter. Betsy Andrews, WSJ, "The Superfood Ingredient Chefs Love for Its Flavor," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tea cake

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tea cake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tea cake

: a small, flat cake that usually has raisins and is eaten with tea

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