1. a small cake, cookie, tart, or the like, for serving with tea or punch.
  2. (in England) a light, flat, sweet cake with raisins, usually buttered and served hot with tea.

Origin of teacake

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; tea + cake
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  1. British a flat cake made from a yeast dough with raisins in it, usually eaten toasted and buttered
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