Lemon Thyme Tea Cakes with Lavender Glaze

Greetings Friends! As promised on my Easter Tea post, today I am sharing my recipe for tea cakes...

Lemon thyme tea cups
This was my first time to make tea cakes, but it won't be my last! They were so moist and the lemon-thyme-lavender combination was really delicious.  

Recipe for lemon thyme tea cakes

I have started substituting monk fruit in the raw for half of the sugar in baked goods. You can read more about it here.  My recipe: 

1/2 c sugar
1/2 c monk fruit
5 T butter 
2 T lemon juice 
1 egg
Mix in the following dry ingredients, adding the thyme last: 
1 1/4 c flour
1/4 t salt
14 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
2 T thyme
Bake in greased mini muffin tins at 350, 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pan. I kept them "upside down" to resemble tiny cakes and glazed them while still warm.
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 t culinary lavender
1 t lemon juice
1 T milk (almond milk)

Lemon thyme tea cake recipe

Serve with tea or any occasion--I like them best warm ;)


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  1. These look delicious! Love your beautiful Jadeite too.

  2. Yum ... looks so good and sounds delicious. Beautiful table setting.
    Easter Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. Yummy Cecilia, thanks for the recipe! You table look beautiful. :) Jo

  4. OK. I'm going to make this. I LOVE and HAVE food grade lavender (loads of it) but not a lot of recipes for it. And my thyme is growing nicely in the garden. This is a winner. I love that the cakes are rather small, so that helps too for the waist line... Come link this up with us at our linky party. Will you do that?! I'd love it.

  5. Where do I find monk fruit? I would love to use this in my baking also. Thank you! Love your site.

  6. Mmmm! They look delish! I'm following you , now on G+

  7. Mmm... These sound like a wonderful and delicious treat! I love Lavender, but unfortunately Lavender doesn't seem to like me. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful and tasty post with Roses of Inspiration.

  8. These sound great. I like savory sweets and grown lots of lavender so I know I'll be trying these.

  9. Ooh! Yummy! Lemon Thyme is such a gorgeous herb...perfect in these dainty tea cakes!
    Visiting from Roses of Inspiration today!
    Many blessings,

  10. Oh dear, I would like them warm best too! Thank you for sharing your recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays.

  11. These look so dainty, but I'll bet the combination of flavors is amazing! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)


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