Time for a Cuppa Recipes

We’ve collected some of our favourite recipes to help inspire your Time for a Cuppa menu. Don’t forget to join the Facebook group where you can share recipes with other hosts – search ‘Time for a Cuppa – Dementia UK’ or click here to join the group.

Top tip: Make planning your tea party stress free by making and freezing cakes ahead of time, then defrosting and decorating them just before your event. Here’s Delia Smith’s guidance on safely storing and freezing cakes and biscuits.

Wilson Chocolate Cake

The Wilson chocolate cake

Dementia UK staff member Daisy Wilson has shared her family chocolate cake recipe – it always makes an appearance at her family occasions.

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Lemon and Poppyseed drizzle recipe

Lemon and poppy seed drizzle

This super lemony cake is a firm favourite, and easy to double up to make two!

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Victoria sponge

This Victoria sponge recipe includes homemade raspberry jam – it’s easy to make and makes the cake extra special.

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Chocolate cupcakes recipe

Vegan and gluten-free chocolate cupcakes

Lots of people have special dietary requirements, so why not make sure you’re catering for everyone by making these cupcakes.

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Peanut butter cookies

These easy cookies only contain three ingredients and are gluten free – you’ll have a batch of 16 cookies in just 15 minutes!

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Gluten free banana, walnut and chocolate loaf cake recipe

Gluten free banana, walnut and chocolate loaf

This all in one recipe is really easy and very tasty! You can make it your own by using different nuts or different types of chocolate chips.

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Chocolate tiffin

Chocolate tiffin

This chocolate tiffin recipe is really easy, no baking required! Make them your own by using different biscuits, dried fruit and nuts.

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Pesto Palmiers recipe

Pesto palmiers

These delicious little savoury pastries are really easy as you use shop brought pastry and fillings. All you need to do is put them together and bake.

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grandaughter and grandmother baking together

Baking with someone with dementia

Spending time in the kitchen together is a great way to catch up and talk. It can be an emotive and tactile experience, which is why baking with someone living with dementia can be such a lovely and rewarding thing to do.

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Get in touch with the Time for a Cuppa team by calling 020 8036 5380 or emailing timeforacuppa@dementiauk.org.