Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches

Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches

Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches are finger sandwiches of cake, filled with layers of chocolate buttercream and strawberry-cream cheese. Enjoy these as a no-bake teatime treat using store-bought ingredients, as easy to make and as they are to eat!


This is my favorite kind of recipe, since it’s really more of a method or procedure, adjusting to your taste. You can make these sweet finger sandwiches with a store-bought pound cake or use your favorite recipe to make your pound cake from scratch. I picked up a ready-made pound cake from the bakery at the grocery store.


If you’re making your pound cake from scratch, I would recommend using a loaf pan so it’s easier to cut your slices the same thickness without the curve in a cake from a bundt or tube pan.


Add sweet layers of chocolate buttercream frosting and strawberry-cream cheese between your slices of pound cake.


Spread your pound cake slices with chocolate buttercream or the frosting of your choice.  Next spread a layer of strawberry-cream cheese on top of the layer of frosting and top with another slice of frosted pound cake, frosting side down to make a sandwich.


For the cream cheese filling, I used a softened 8 oz. package of Neufchâtel (light cream cheese) mixed with 1/3 cup of strawberry preserves. Feel free to use regular cream cheese and the flavor of jam or preserves you like~ raspberry would be good if you don’t mind the seeds.


I found it easier to top the frosting with the cream cheese spread after chilling the frosted slices in the freezer for 15 – 20 minutes. I put the assembled sandwiches back in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up a bit before cutting through the filling layers. Trim each sandwich so they’re square and then cut each sandwich into thirds. Wipe your knife clean with a damp paper towel after each cut to keep your pound cake slices and sandwiches neat.


If you’re looking for a savory sandwich for tea, you can find a recipe for Patchwork Tea Sandwiches, here.

Patchwork Tea Sandwiches

The winners of my Teatime Giveaway are:

Michelle (threads@tampabay)


Sherry @ The Charm of Home


I’ll be in touch with you by email and get your goodies to you! Thanks to all who entered!



“All there is left to do is to eat, drink, love, laugh, and be armed and prepared in the kitchen, so that you can thoroughly enjoy your tea party and hold onto the memory of it forever.”  ~ Angel Adoree

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  30 comments for “Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches

  1. Michelle
    August 3, 2016 at 6:32 am

    So happy to have won! Love these little tea sandwiches! Easy and makes for a nice presentation as well as tasting good! Have a great day! 😎🌴 Cant wait to receive my package!

  2. August 3, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Mary, that picture with all the tea cups in the basket has me drooling! How utterly beautiful! I wouldn’t know which one to choose for your tea party! The sandwiches look as beautiful as they must taste. It looks like you trimmed the crusts, too. I thought I’d mention that it’s possible to buy seedless raspberry jam if you don’t want to taste the seeds. Sometimes you have to look a little harder since not all grocery stores stock them. When I see them I usually pick up a couple of jars to have on hand. Thank you for a most delightful post.

  3. August 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Mary, with pound cake as the base, these tea sandwiches have to be amazing! I certainly like how easy they can be! Wishing you a Happy Wednesday! Pam @’Everyday Living

  4. August 3, 2016 at 8:57 am

    How am I possibly going to enjoy my boring cereal after looking at these sandwiches?! They sound utterly divine Mary, and I do appreciate your assembly tips! I am turning more and more to “method” type cooking, I think it’s a combination of summer heat and just plain Lazy :) Pinning to try soon, congrats to the lucky winners!

  5. August 3, 2016 at 9:01 am

    What a great way to make it look like you went to a lot of effort. I love the time-saving and mess-free tips. Thanks!

  6. Alice
    August 3, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Reading your post makes my heart happy. I too love to play. I think you get up each morning and chose to have a good day because it shows in all of your post.

  7. Sandi Allen
    August 3, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Yum! Those tea sandwiches look amazing!
    Congratulations to the winners!

  8. August 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Congratulations to the winners of your wonderful giveaway, Mary! Your sweet tea sandwiches look like delightful bites of neopolitan yumminess! They look so pretty on that lovely platter and then on the plate (love that pattern!). I’m into easy recipes with the kids, and this would be a fun teatime treat. Thank you, Mary!

  9. August 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    These would have been sooo cute at my quilt guild’s tea party picnic last week….I’m bookmarking this post for future reference! Thanks for sharing how you made them, Mary. The photos, with the tiny little white flowers & strawberries just prove what a wonderful eye you have for display. ♥♥♥

  10. August 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    p.s. Congrats to the winners…I know they’ll be thrilled!!

  11. August 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    p.p.s ADORE the way you displayed your teacups!!! I noticed the one gold handle turned the opposite way. I never think of such creative optics. *sigh*

  12. August 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    These pound cake sandwiches look so cute and yummy. I keep wanting to make some teatime treats, but am a bit overwhelmed at the moment, and can’t seem to manage to do it. I am just really in the mood for afternoon tea (and get great encouragement from my gift-to-myself subscription to Tea Time Magazine). Great post!

  13. August 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Love this recipe. It’s not hard but looks like you did! Lovely presentation.

  14. August 4, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Your tea sandwiches are too pretty to eat! :)

  15. August 4, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Mary!! I can’t resist chocolate and now I have another way to eat it ~~ with my morning tea! These are so pretty and tempting and just my type of “preparation” cooking too! And plus there would be the trimmings to taste test before serving! :) I know your winners will enjoy these creative books. Linda

  16. Ellen Stillabower
    August 4, 2016 at 9:51 am

    CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!! Have fun planning your tea party!!!! 🌻❤️🌻❤️

  17. franki
    August 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    This was a visual treat and looks absolutely DELISH!!! franki

  18. michelleoblogoff
    August 4, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    These are so sweet! I love afternoon teas. How fun!

  19. Cyndi Raines
    August 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Will pin for sure! Looks so good. Love the teacups too! Especially the beautiful bird cup with the gold handle. I would snag that one. (lol) Thanks Mary.

  20. Amy
    August 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Always such lovely recipes and inspiration you share. Congrats to the lucky ladies! ~♥Amy

  21. August 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I honestly think your tea time posts are my very favorite – my word your pics are award-winning. Just wow,

    CONGRATS to all the winners, they are lucky indeed.

    Love your tea treats ideas and plan to use them very soon. Thank you for such awesome inspiration!

  22. August 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Congrats to the winners! Love your display of teacups too! The sanwiches sound SO yummy and something I would do. I may take these to our next dinner group! Thanks for ALL of your creativity!!!

  23. August 10, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    This will definitely be served at my next sewing group!….Love it and love the ease of this…Thanks Mary!!!…I have been pinning away on your past several posts…trying to catch up from being away!!…have a great week!

  24. August 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Mary I am so enjoying my cup, tea, and book! Thanks again. Your sandwiches are beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  25. Jain
    August 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Love your tea cup collection! I have never seen premade poundcake, what a joy to make something so pretty and quick!

  26. Sandra Lee
    January 30, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Will you adopt me? Every picture is so sweet!

  27. Jane
    March 15, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Your ideas are awesome! Look so forward to seeing your blogs.
    Keep up the good work…..

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