Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Wednesday, 30th June 2010

Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes recipe book has quickly become one of my favourites and I am so happy I added it to my bookshelf.  It is chock full of tips and techniques and provides so much inspiration.

A photo of tiny cherry & almond tea cakes in cupcake liners placed on a white plate.

It’s one of the best recipe books I’ve come across, the recipes always turn out and if she states it makes 30, it actually makes 30.

A photo of 5 tiny cherry & almond tea cakes on a pink striped sheet of paper on a pink placemat.

I’ve been waiting patiently for the first signs of cherries to appear at the Farmer’s Market because I was eager to try Martha’s recipe for Tiny Cherry & Almond Tea Cakes.

A photo of tiny cherry & almond tea cakes in cupcake liners placed on a white plate.

I love the rustic look of these mini tea cakes, especially with the stems sticking out and I have always enjoyed the combination of fruit and nuts. They are quite similar to the Blackberry Financiers recipe I shared with you a while back.

A photo of tiny cherry & almond tea cakes in a pink bowl with a pink napkin.

I made a few batches of these small tea cakes, some to enjoy now and some to freeze for later. It’s the perfect treat to have tucked away in your freezer for unexpected guests.  They defrost quickly and they are perfect for afternoon tea or coffee.

A photo of tiny cherry & almond tea cakes stacked on a white plate placed on a pink napkin.

It’s the perfect one or two-bite delight, the cherries just pop in your mouth and it screams of summer freshness.

A photo of tiny cherry & almond tea cakes and cherries on a red plate.

These mini teacakes can be baked with the pits left inside the cherries (if you decide to leave the pits intact make sure to warn your family and friends before serving them).

A photo of a tiny cherry & almond tea cakes and cherries in cupcake paper liners.

When I started my new food journey I purchased so many different gadgets, some I’ve never used, and some that I wonder how I ever lived without.

A photo of a tiny cherry & almond tea cake in a cupcake liner on a white plate with 3 cherries.

One of my favourites is a cherry pitter.  I don’t use it very often but it sure is handy for times just like this. What’s your favourite kitchen gadget?

A photo of tiny cherry & almond tea cakes, one in a cupcake liner, and the other cut in half on a white doillie placed on a white napkin with a class of milk.

I’m back to baking with cherries today, Black Forest Cupcakes.  Believe it or not I have restrained myself from eating the leftover crème pâtissière from the Japanese Strawberry Shortcake recipe I shared with you yesterday, it took everything in me to stop myself from devouring the whole bowl, such creamy goodness!

A photo of tiny cherry & almond tea cakes on white doillies with cherries.

A photo of a tiny cherry & almond tea cake in a cupcake liner on a white doillie.

A photo of a tiny cherry & almond tea cakes and cherries in cupcake paper liners.

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Comments (9)

9 Responses to “Martha Stewart’s Tiny Cherry and Almond Tea Cakes”

  1. Alina Says:

    They look so good! Oh and there’s some tasty booze in them :)) How long can they stay in the freezer I wonder? I’ve never tried freezing cakes before!

  2. Grace Says:

    Thanks Alina, I froze my last batch of financiers (pretty similar recipe) for over 3 weeks and they tasted just as good.

  3. Ryan Says:

    Never mind Martha Stewart, when are we going to see the Grace Langlois recipe book in the stores. Best seller in the making. Tea cakes look gorgeous.

  4. Grace Says:

    Oh Ryan you are too sweet!

  5. Marly Says:

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as a cherry pitter! I wish I would have know this because I just finished pitting about a thousand cherries from our tree. I used needle nose pliers! Crazy, I know. It took me several days to get through them all, but I did. Now we have bags and bags of them sitting in our freezer. Maybe a few may have to go into some great recipe…like this one!

  6. Grace Says:

    How innovative Marly, there are pitters you can buy that pit more than 1 cherry at a time, I would suggest you look into one of those otherwise we won’t hear or see you for days.

  7. Cookie Says:

    These are so cute!

  8. White Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Martinis Says:

    […] The best part about trying to perfect the recipe, taste testing. The cupcakes are moist and light and the combination of sweet and tart is fantastic. I’ll warn you, they are addicting, and I couldn’t keep my hands off the mini cupcakes, two-bite yum. The cupcakes without the frosting remind me of these Cherry and Almond Tea Cakes. […]

  9. Chocolate marble cheese cake Says:

    made my mouth water….
    looks delicious
    and also love the designs variations

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