The best afternoon tea party cake recipes

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From delicate macaroons to chocolate tray bakes; these recipes are perfect with tea...

Mary Berry's macaroons

© Mary Berry

If you're planning the ultimate afternoon tea party with your girlfriends, now's the time to master some of these tasty bakes.

We've got delectable macaroons, posh loaf cakes, cupcakes, traybakes and biscuits to keep you entertained; all you need to do is set aside some time and put the kettle on...

MARY BERRY PINK MACAROONS (above)

With ground almonds and raspberry jam, these pink delights are great for baby girl showers too.

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE TRAY BAKE

Dark, dense and squidgy, these brownies are a real treat. They taste even better a day or two after baking so can be made in advance if you like.

Easy chocolate brownie tray bake recipe

© The Hungry Student



PAUL HOLLYWOOD'S SWIRLED MARBLE CAKE RECIPE

This vanilla-scented cake is a real treat and it looks very impressive. Serve it ready-sliced so everyone can appreciate the marble pattern.

Marble cake recipe Paul Hollywood

© Photography by Peter Cassidy 2012



GBBO WINNER JOHN WHAITE'S PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY CUPCAKES

This quick and easy cupcakes recipe has a tasty American twist...

peanut butter and jelly cupcakes by John Whaite


GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE TORTE

This nutty cake by GBBO winner John Whaite tastes amazing and has the added benefit of being gluten-free score.

gluten free pistachio and chocolate torte


COCONUT CARROT CAKE RECIPE

It's like someone smushed a Bounty bar on a carrot cake. Genius.

Chocolate and coconut cake


GOOSEBERRY AND APPLE STREUSEL LOAF CAKE

A slice of this sharp and sweet gooseberry and apple cake is perfect with a cup of coffee...

Gooseberry & Apple Streusel Loaf Cake


JO WHEATLEY'S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE MELTING MOMENTS

The winner of GBBO series two has created this tasty recipe that's melt-in-your-mouth amazing.

Jo Wheatley's Chocolate Mousse Melting Moments


CHERRY AND ALMOND TART

You could spend your weekend doing something productive, like laundry or learning a new language - or you could just bake this delicious cherry and almond tart.

Cherry pie recipe


BANANA FUDGE CAKE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE SAUCE

This scrumptious cake has bananas, dried banana flakes, dark chocolate chips and chocolate fudge bar chunks - definitely not one for the faint hearted!

Banana fudge cake


POSH CUSTARD CREAM BISCUIT RECIPE

Spicy sandwich biscuits that'll keep adults happy.

Gingerbread Cinnamon Creams


MARY BERRY'S VANILLA CUPCAKES WITH SWIRLY ICING

The swirled, two-toned icing makes these pretty cupcakes really distinctive, and you can achieve the effect using a regular piping bag. Neato.

Marry Berry's vanilla cupcakes with swirly icing

© Mary Berry's Cookery Course



CHOCOLATE WALNUT MERINGUES WITH COFFEE CREAM

The classic combination of coffee and walnuts never gets old...

Chocolate and walnut meringues with coffee cream

© Morrisons Magazine



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