Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

Another weird approach with a normal result. Great for Saint Patrick's day. You can add raisins and or a pinch of caraway seed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a 8 inch round cake pan.
  3. In a large bowl, at medium speed combine all ingredients until all ingredients until all dry ingredients are well moistened.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Place on center rack of oven and bake@ 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Bake@ 350 degrees for 15 more minutes.
  8. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  10. Invert onto serving plate.
  11. Cut into pie shaped wedges butter and honey on the side.
  12. Bread will keep for 1 week in plastic bag in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

First of all, if you're looking for an Irish soda bread, this isn't it. In fact, unless you add some raisins and caraways seeds (crush them to release the flavor) to give it some semblance of Irish soda bread, in the end it's merely a cake. I also have a confession: when I threw the Bisquick mix together ( #Recipe #309471) I did not realize I was out of my Spectrum's shortening and used rendered bacon fat. That's right-bacon fat. And it was good. Really good. The cake was baked in an 8" cast iron skillet that was pre-heated then lightly buttered. Baked approximately 30 minutes. Let set about 5-10 minutes before slicing. Lastly, I really don't care if the recipe is "authentic" because we all ~Tasty Dish~ included, had fun baking it and loads of fun eating it slathered with Irish butter and enjoying with a pot of Irish Breakfast tea. Thank you for posting!

COOKGIRl March 18, 2011

This worked out nicely as a quick fix for St. Pat's Day dinner...I happened to have a big box of Biscuit mix that I never use {{I think it was given to my husband by his parents , 'cause he is a big pancake fan and I never make 'um {{lol}} and yikes, don't think too ill of me, it is a bit past its "best before date"...:) }}...I cheated and used an egg sub...then really did a badness and used seltzer (lemon/lime flavored)... I know you said not to but I didn't have club soda and...{{ :( }} sorry...maybe mine didn't rise as much but never the mind; I layered two on top of each other and used some green food coloring and glitter gel added both golden and brown raisins and caraway seeds ...and called it "weird Irish Soda Bread-Cake" ;) ;) :) :) Thanks for a tasty easy treat... was a lovely nutty loaf with an interesting texture...quite good dispite my goofs. I would do this again as quick as an Irish Jig!! :)

free-free March 19, 2009

My husband invited last minute guests to join us for St. Patty's Day corned beef and cabbage. I scrambled to find recipes to round out our dinner. This easily fit the bill. The simplicity of the recipe made with ingredients that I always have on hand worked well for me after a hectic day. We loved the sweet, biscuity flavor and texture of this bread. I did stir in caraway seeds and loved those little bites of flavor.

Ms B. March 18, 2006

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