Do you want your tea to be just like Lucy's first visit into the wardrobe? This was my take on an appropriate cake for a girl and a faun sharing a pot of tea.
Grease a 13 x 9 pan, preheat oven to 350
In mixer bowl stir together:
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp salt
freshly grated nutmeg
dash of mace
then mix in:
2 cups sour cream
Pour into 13 x 9 pan, then use mixer and beater:
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon (I like to use some each of cassia and ceylon if you have two types on hand)
1 teaspoon cardamom
(any other warming spices you'd like)
put well creamed soft mixture into a zip-top bag, snip tiny corner of bag and swirl over the top of the cake. It will sink in during baking.
Bake ~40 minutes, until tester comes out clean.
If desired make a glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 T milk
(dash of vanilla extract, almond extract or orange oil)
Whisk well until liquid, then I use the whisk to drizzle lightly over warm cake.