Irish Tea Cake with Glaze

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a nice dessert that does not take alot of time. Enjoy a slice with a cup of Irish Cream laced Coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place currants and 1/4 cup of flour in a small bowl and mix well to cover currants. Set aside.
  3. Grease and dust a 9 inch loaf pan and cut out a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom, line and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl on medium speed cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  5. Blend in eggs, then blend in cream cheese.
  6. Mix or sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  7. Add a small amount of flour into butter mixture and blend well, then a small amount of buttermilk, then flour and repeat until both are well incorporated.
  8. Stir in the currants and remaining flour, mix well and spoon into prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the middle comes out clean.
  10. Remove and let stand in the pan for 10 minutes.
  11. The top will crack.
  12. Free up sides with a knife and invert onto a cooling rack.
  13. While still warm but not hot glaze cake and allow glaze to drip down sides.
  14. Cool to room temp and serve.
  15. Irish Whiskey laced whipped cream would be a nice touch.
  16. For the glaze just whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice.

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

Diana, another great recipe! Very moist and delicious! A definite keeper! Thank you!

RecipeNut March 20, 2002

I made this as part of a thank-you dinner for a friend who's been helping me out a lot lately. She, her husband, and her daughter all called to rave about this cake. I made it exactly to recipe and found that it was very simple and quick to make. I didn't have to bake it for quite as long as called for; just about an hour. Thanks so much for sharing a keeper!

Vina March 18, 2006

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