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 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, "The Dish: Madison on Park adds upscale deck for outdoor dining," 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, "The 10 books to read in November," 31 Oct. 2019 Favorites include the traditional spritz, Russian tea cakes, peanut butter kiss and roll outs. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Your cookies, your memories: Holiday baking traditions in our readers’ words," 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, "What Is 3 Kings' Day? It's Tied To the Christmas Season," 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, "These Are the Best Baking Cookbooks of 2019," 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, "Smell the sauerkraut: Columbia church starts preparing for an Orthodox October feast," 12 Sep. 2019 The family includes muffins, biscuits, scones, tea cakes and many other siblings. Robin Mather, chicagotribune.com, "How to use summer’s bounty in quick breads that go sweet or savory," 16 July 2019 The menu is very traditional—think smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, tea cakes, and scones made with Welsh butter. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The 8 Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea," 3 Jan. 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

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

Statistics for tea cake

Last Updated

8 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Tea cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20cake. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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

Comments on tea cake

What made you want to look up tea cake? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


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?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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