Here, I enjoy my final recipe from our 2021 cookbook: Little Everyday Cakes, by Candace Floyd. I’ve made the “Tea Cakes” with “Buttercream Frosting,” where I choose to make both strawberry and chocolate frosting. A round tea cake can actually look and act like a cookie. For me, these are not soft enough to be “cakes,” and too soft to be “cookies.” Let’s enjoy them as they are.

The bit of nutmeg mixed in the flour gives us its unique scent.

The tacky and wet batter becomes a smooth disk once it’s pressed in the plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough disk overnight. No problem.

The next day, I roll the dough and cut out 16 cakes. Make no mistake: you’ll need a significant amount of flour to successfully roll and cut this dough. In the oven, the disks spread and rise. I feel accomplished with the rise. Bake for 12 minutes, until lightly golden.

Now, for the creamy, sweet frosting. I split the recipe into two halves, in order to flavor one with strawberry (finely ground dehydrated strawberries + strawberry syrup) and one with the chocolate. This frosting spreads easily. The frosting, in fact, steals the show. The tea cakes are a modest platform.

Cakes? Cookies? Regardless, we keep eating these without a definition. Have a treat.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

This is our last cake from Little Everyday Cakes - and traditionally our last bake for the year is free choice, and our choices for December 2021 were ~