Baking Club

10 Tea Cakes to Ease You into Fall Baking

September 14, 2017

All throughout September, our Baking Club is cooking through the first Tartine cookbook. Members have been easing into fall by baking tea cake after tea cake, from pumpkin to almond to zucchini:

Pumpkin Tea Cake and Almond-Lemon Tea Cake Photo by Bebe Black Carminito, Alyson Boyd
Zucchini and Orange Marmalade Tea Cake and Pumpkin Tea Cake Photo by Laura O. Ratliff, Lynn Cross Krizic

Whether you call them tea cakes, quick breads, or loaf cakes, there's something about a bread that can cure an afternoon sweet tooth and count as a breakfast food. We wouldn't want you to miss out on the tea cake train just because you haven't picked up a copy of Tartine yet, so here are 10 recipes (including one from Tartine co-author Chad Robertson) to get you going.

We also don't want you to miss out on participating in the Baking Club, though! Head here to get up to speed on how to participate.

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G September 17, 2017
Those are the three I want to bake first.
G September 17, 2017
I can't find the 'Almond-Lemon Tea Cake' recipe. I'd love to try it.
PJ September 17, 2017
Similarly, the Zucchini Orange Marmalade cake that's pictured isn't linked and doesn't appear when searching the site
kate September 17, 2017
And the pumpkin tea cake at the top!! 😩
Lindsay-Jean H. September 17, 2017
As noted they're found in our Cookbook Club's book of the month, Tartine! Come join the Club and bake with us! (We've shared the 10 other tea cake recipes to get you going until you get a copy of the book.)