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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