Irish Tea Cake with Glaze

"This is a nice dessert that does not take alot of time. Enjoy a slice with a cup of Irish Cream laced Coffee."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • 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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  1. Diana, another great recipe! Very moist and delicious! A definite keeper! Thank you!
  2. 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!



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