Regency Queen Cakes for Jane Austen's Afternoon Tea Party
45 mins (prep 10, cooking 35)
7 ingredients
24-30 servings
A wonderful and very well known Regency recipe for individual cakes studded with fruit and flavoured with rosewater and almonds; I am sure Jane Austen would have served these for afternoon tea on dainty plates with her bone china cups and saucers! I remember making these with my Mum when I was little, and of course licking the wooden spoon and scraping out the mixing bowl! They are easy to make and are delicious with an afternoon cuppa or for a lunch box treat. I have not found out the true meaning behind their name yet - but maybe they were aptly named as they were "fit for a Queen" to eat! The use of rosewater and almonds is a lingering memory left over from our Medieval cooking days and was still very much in evidence throughout the Regency period. This recipe makes about 24 to 30 Queen cakes - depending on the size of your tins, but the quantities can be cut back with ease. However, they DO freeze very well, so maybe making a full batch is a good idea - as long as they make it to the freezer!

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Serving Size (70.25 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 323.82 Calories from Fat 161.91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.99g 664.27%
Saturated Fat 9.89g 1186.68%
Trans Fat 0.62g %
Cholesterol 40.31mg 322.5%
Sodium 121.92mg 121.92%
Total Carbohydrate 40.18g 321.48%
Dietary Fiber 3.22 g 308.8%
Sugars 25.3 g %
Protein 3.99g 191.43%
Vitamin A 477.19IU% Vitamin C 0.44mg%
Calcium 31.45mg% Iron 1.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
rose water