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Tasty treats for Mother's Day morning tea

Pop the kettle on and show Mum some love.

If you've got a lovely weekend in planned with your mum, why not pop on the kettle and whip up a batch of sweet and indulgent baked goods to go alongside your coffee or tea? We've pulled together the best Mother's Day recipes which are perfect for morning tea.
From our classic vanilla slice and chocolate caramel slice recipes, to our lemonade and strawberry scones, this is comfort food done right. There's also a couple of fruity tea cakes, pies and cookies, plus endless chocolate delights.
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    Orange, fennel and pine nut cake with orange syrup

    The combination of sweet orange cake and fragrant fennel works perfectly together to create a flavour-packed dessert, perfect for people who don't have a massive sweet-tooth.

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    We have created a lemon twist on a classic favourite - the Lamington. We've even made this recipe gluten-free, and nut-free, so everyone can enjoy!

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    Orange and poppyseed cupcakes

    These gorgeous orange and poppyseed cupcakes are wonderfully sweet and moist. Serve them fresh out of the oven, drizzled with a divine orange syrup, and enjoy with friends.

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    Coconut and raspberry cake

    Sweet, golden and full of gorgeous flavours, this beautiful coconut and raspberry cake is perfect for an indulgent morning or afternoon tea with your friends.

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    Chocolate hazelnut pie

    Decadently sweet and nutty - the entire family will love this chocolate hazelnut pie!

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    Passionfruit curd teacake

    This fluffy teacake is beautifully moist from the homemade passionfruit curd swirled through. Enjoy a big slice with a cuppa for morning or afternoon tea.

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    Apple cinnamon scrolls

    These classic little pastries are divine served warm, their buttery crust matching perfectly with the cinnamon and apple filling.

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    Chocolate chip cookies

    A classic biscuit that is loved by all, the humble chocolate chip cookie is best enjoyed with a glass of milk. They're great to bake with the little ones, too.

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    Strawberry bliss scones

    Sweet and delicate, these strawberry scones are the perfect treat for morning or afternoon tea. Enjoy warm with a dollop of jam and cream.

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    Apple tea cake

    Cut yourself a large slice of this warm, moist apple cake - delicious served fresh from the oven with a drizzle of cream and a mug of tea.

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    Banana caramel scrolls

    Filled with coffee-soaked sultanas and chopped walnuts, these banana caramel scrolls are a decadent morning sweet treat.

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    Blueberry macaroon slice

    Fill the tins with this delectable, crunchy-topped blueberry slice.

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    Raspberry and vanilla crumble slice

    This gorgeous dessert is a flavour and texture sensation that will delight your friends and family. A sweet, gooey raspberry topping sits beautifully atop a fluffy, vanilla slice. Add a crumbly, almond topping for extra crunch.

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    White chocolate and passionfruit whoopie pies

    These bite sized baked goodies are somewhere between a biscuit and a cake. They make a perfect treat for high teas or simply a sweet after dinner snack.

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    Caramel slice

    This caramel slice is the ultimate in delicious slice recipes, from its biscuity bottom to its chocolate top, and the perfectly gooey caramel layer in between.

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    Basic scones

    Nothing beats hot, freshly baked scones served with jam and whipped cream.

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