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.
The winners of my Teatime Giveaway are:
Sherry @ The Charm of Home
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“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