The tea cake is the one UK sweet that I remain powerless in the presence of.
Take a cookie, place a gooey marshmallow on top, and then cover the lot in either milk or dark chocolate, and you have a teacake. My favorites (above) are made by Tunnock’s, a Scottish company.
They’re a bit like the American Mallomar, which is only made seasonally due to its low melting temperature.
Thing is, the Mallowmar’s marshmallow is very firm and feels somewhat fake, whereas the Tunnock’s marshmallow Fluff– like filling tastes much less synthetic. The addition of English chocolate, which is much less waxy than that in the US, puts the Tunnock’s version in a league of its own.