Irish Tea Cake

Irish Tea Cake

102 Reviews 13 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  Cindy

“This is a simple butter cake that is great with tea or coffee. Easy to make, pretty and very delicious.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch round cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. If the batter is too stiff, a tablespoon or two of milk may be added. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then turn out onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar right before serving.

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Very good cake! Everyone thought it was shortcake for the strawberries. We were in a hurry--we used an electric mixer, and the cake was done within an hour. We doubled the recipe and used two nonstick pans-one greased with pam, one ungreased. Only the one in the greased pan came out cleanly. Make sure your pans are very well greased.



Loved it! Similar to a sponge or crumb cake. Delicious even using margarine instead of butter. Make sure to beat the sugar/butter (or margarine) for a long time to incorporate air - it makes the cake come out light and fluffy (do not beat to much after adding flour though). Added only 1 Tb more milk. My husband said he "couldn't stop eating it." It is plenty sweet - sweetness just right. Baked it in a sprayed 8" sq glass pan - still gooey at 30 mins so I baked it 10 mins more (40 mins total). Will make this again!



A very good cake to enjoy with coffee or tea. A word of warning: this cake needs parchment paper lining. I didn't use it the first time and it stuck to the pan.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 273 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 273 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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