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. In fact, 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. I make it almost every St. Patrick’s Day and I always ask myself, “Why don’t I make this delightful cake more often?”
This recipe is proof that sometimes the simple things in life are the best.
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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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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