Irish Tea Cake
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2023 with this very easy, moist and delicious Irish Tea Cake
Irish Tea Cake is a delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert. This light, airy and moist cake is just the right amount of sweet to be served with afternoon tea. But with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and some fresh berries, it’s really the perfect dessert to serve anytime.
- ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup (200 g) confectioners sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup (120 ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
- powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
- fresh berries like raspberries, blueberries or cherries for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the inside bottom and sides of one 9-inch round pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper cut to fit. Lightly grease the parchment paper. Dust the inside bottom and sides of the pan with flour, then tap out any excess. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing for 20 seconds after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Stir with a whisk and add half to the butter mixture. Beat on low speed until the flour is almost fully incorporated. Mix in the buttermilk, followed by the remaining flour mixture, and beat on low until just combined. Take care not to over mix; the batter will be thick.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before serving.
- Just before serving, dust with powdered sugar and top with fresh berries.