Irish Tea Cake with Glaze

Recipe by Diana Adcock
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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