Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

A lovely cake perfect for any time, but especially for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Courtesy of Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles, and Fools as published in our local paper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch cake pan and line with parchment paper.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together into a bowl.
  4. Cut in butter to make a fine crumb; add fruit.
  5. In a small bowl, whip porter (or stout) with eggs.
  6. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 2 1/2 hours.
  7. Cool in the pan, remove parchment paper, then store cake in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

I'm sorry to say that this cake had a bitter aftertaste.I used Stout instead of the Porter and maybe that was why. I also found it confusing when the recipe said an 8 inch pan. Did it mean 8inch square or 8x11? I used 8x11 and I think that was wrong because cake was ready in 1 1/2 hours instead of 2 1/2 hours.

Chef Phyl in PA August 30, 2006

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