The Best Irish Tea Cake

The Best Irish Tea Cake


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The Irish tea cake is a regular butter cake whose deliciousness lies in its simplicity. This kind of cake is great as an accompaniment for coffee or tea. If you wish to kick the recipe up a notch and make the best Irish tea cake then you can add black currants to it and use brown sugar for a stronger flavor!

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

3 servings


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Icing sugar for dusting

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Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a little butter to grease the round baking pan. Take a bowl and add in the butter and sugar and cream together until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Now, beat in one egg at a time and pour the vanilla essence into the mixture. Mix well to form a batter. Now add the baking powder into the batter and pour in the milk to make the batter less thick. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Dust some icing sugar on top and serve cooled or semi-hot.

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