tea cake


Definition of tea cake

1 : a small flat cake usually made with raisins
2 : cookie

Examples of tea cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Squirrel-skinning and tea cakes have made way for pizza and hummus, and this time around, there is tempeh, chana masala and Beef Rendang. Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2019 Favorites include the traditional spritz, Russian tea cakes, peanut butter kiss and roll outs. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, 5 Dec. 2019 According to Colorland, women traditionally get the day off and get together for tea cakes while the men do the housework and the cooking. Annie O’sullivan, Woman's Day, 13 Dec. 2019 Fans of the bakery’s straightforward tea cakes, currant scones and fruit galettes won’t be disappointed. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 3 Dec. 2019 Romanian sarmale were soon ready on Saturday, and desserts, from nut and poppy seed rolls to Russian tortes and tea cakes, were to be made in the next couple weeks. Katie Jones, baltimoresun.com, 12 Sep. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tea cake.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of tea cake

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Buying Guide

Our team at The Usage has selected the best waffle maker of 2021.

Learn More About tea cake

Time Traveler for tea cake

Time Traveler

The first known use of tea cake was in 1805

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near tea cake

tea caddy

tea cake

tea cart

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for tea cake

Cite this Entry

“Tea cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20cake. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for tea cake

tea cake


English Language Learners Definition of tea cake

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!