March 3rd, 2015

Irish Tea Cake

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Like much Irish fare, this Irish Tea Cake is a simple recipe. You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now!

Irish Tea Cake

As the name suggests, it’s traditionally served with tea or coffee, but it makes for a light, delicious dessert after any meal.

It would definitely be a wonderful way to end a St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

We like it best served with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh berries. In fact, it reminds me a lot of strawberry shortcake.

I just love that it’s so easy, 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!

Irish Tea Cake

Preparation 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 40 mins

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)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch round pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutess, then turn out onto a serving plate.
  6. Just before serving, dust with powdered sugar. If desired, top slices with fresh berries and/or whipped cream.
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Irish Tea Cake

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  1. What a beautiful cake Danelle!

  2. Tried it out..turned out amazing!!


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