teaberry teacakes

Last weekend while poking around antique stores and hardware stores in Noblesville, I spied Teaberry gum. I bought a pack (along with an Esquire cookbook from the fifties), and chewing it took me back in time. Every now and then when we were little, my mom would have a five-pack of Teaberry or Beeman’s gum in her purse that she would split with me and my sister.

Maybe it is the rosy color of the gum, but I have to remind myself that teaberry is actually wintergreen and not a fruit. These teacakes were inspired by that unassuming Teaberry flavor. I baked an old-fashioned white cake, cut out cylinders, sliced those in half, filled the middles with raspberry and coated them in wintergreen infused white chocolate. It may be a bit much for some, but they were cute lil’ cakes that would be nice at the end of a meal with an Americano or in the late afternoon with hot black tea.

P.S. Thanks to all who voted for my treat in the “So You Wanna Be a CakeSpy” contest. The results are in, and I don’t get to be a CakeSpy this time. It was sure fun being included in the list of finalists!

9 thoughts on “teaberry teacakes

  1. Amy, I started off 2012 with a 21-day cleanse…you know super healthy eating and all. Then I found your blog. Mouth-watering temptation. I did manage to stick to the cleanse but have thoroughly enjoyed torturing myself by looking at all the yummy goodies. Can’t wait to try one or two 🙂

  2. Beautiful pictures, and so adorable! I’ve never tried Teaberry gum, but these gorgeous cakes, definitely make me want to try it!

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