IRISH TEA CAKE — A simple Irish cake, delicious served with fresh berries and whipped cream.
Like much Irish fare, this Irish Tea Cake is a simple recipe. You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now!
As the name suggests, it’s traditionally served with tea or coffee, but it makes for a light, refreshing dessert after any meal.
It would definitely be a wonderful way to end a St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Or any dinner, for that matter.
We like it best served with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and some fresh berries. In fact, it reminds me a lot of strawberry shortcake. But it’s delicious on it’s own too.
I just love that this Irish Tea Cake is so easy to make, but has a beautiful presentation, and it’s something I can whip up with ingredients I have on hand.
Everyone in my family loved it and I know I’ll be serving it again and again!
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Irish Tea Cake
A simple Irish cake, delicious served with fresh berries and whipped cream.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Fresh berries and whipped cream, for topping (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch round pan.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Stir in the vanilla.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the batter alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutess, then turn out onto a serving plate.
- Just before serving, dust with powdered sugar. If desired, top slices with fresh berries and/or whipped cream.
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