Irish Tea Cake {#recipe}

I know, I told you that I would have this cake recipe posted yesterday. I’m sowwwy, I got behind on my school work and had to finish it. Good news, I’m only a day late! Here is the recipe for Irish Tea Cake!


I have another sweet Irish treat for you. I love this cake, it’s so light and tasty.

Last week, I asked my Facebook fans what St. Paddy’s day ideas they wanted to see or any special dishes they make every year. I got a couple of awesome ideas. One was to bake with Baileys, which is how I got the idea for the Baileys Brownies with Baileys Frosting, which I shared on Monday.  Another great idea came from by best friend, she suggested Irish Tea cakes. I’ve never actually had Irish Tea Cake before but it really intrigued me, so I had to look it up and make it.

Awesome cake and so simple! Aside from being simple, I love that this cake is versatile. You can serve it with anything from fruit, to jam, to whipped cream. I served it with some fresh raspberries and tea. It was a perfect combination of crisp fruit and soft, light cake. Mmmm…mmm…good!


Irish Tea Cake


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 2 tbs powder sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the over to 350, grease and lightly flour the 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar on medium speed, until light. (about 2 minutes)
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in vanilla, milk and sour cream.
  5. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix everything, on low speed, until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Do the toothpick test to check for doneness.
  7. Cool the cake completely and dust with powder sugar.
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I hope you get a chance to try this cake and love it as much as my whole family did! Thank you to my bestie for the suggestion!

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 Want to see more cake recipes? Here are a couple of my favorites:

Blackberry Daiquiri Cake,

Black Forest Cake Recipe,

Cherry Coffee Cake,

Strawberry Daiquiri Rose Cake.

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DSC_1192 (edited) Rose Cake 3 ed

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  1. I am loving all the fresh berries on the cake. It looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  2. I have never made Irish tea cake but, after seeing you post have to try it. Thanks for sharing you recipe. I found you via a hop. Drop by anytime.

  3. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Simple and classic. I pinned this and cannot wait to try it!

  4. Looks great and tastes terrific!

  5. Looks delicious Lyuba! Great pics!
    Mackenzie :)

  6. Oh my goodness, this all looks delicious! Maybe I shouldn’t be here at 11:15 at night, lol! :-) Coming over to visit from Miz Helen’s. Please feel free to stop by and link this up with my “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I’d love to have you join us. It’s open all week. :-)

  7. These look so fluffy and yummy. I’d love for you to share this over at the link party I’m co-hosting :D

  8. This looks so delicious! I’d love to have a bite right now. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  9. So pretty!

  10. This looks like such a great simple cake. Perfect with coffee or tea for a brunch:) Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Looks yummy. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  12. Over from “A glimpse inside.” What a beautiful cake! Great photos too!

  13. That looks delicious and the berries look beautiful on top!

  14. Jennifer says:

    This looks wonderful, pinned! Found you via OneCreativeMommy, subscribed.

    Have a great weekend,

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer

  15. Hi Lyuba,
    Your Irish Tea Cake looks delicious, I would love that serving with a nice cup of tea. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Lyuba, your cake looks more than delicious! The pictures are so pretty! Thanks for visiting and linking to One Creative Weekend at!

  17. Oh I wish I could have a big slice of this for breakfast right now! Looks amazing!

  18. This looks super good!

  19. Mmmm, this is so beautiful, especially with the berries. Looks absolutely mouth-watering. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday.

  20. Yum this looks delicious and your photos are gorgeous!

  21. this looks lovely. i’ll surely try it sometime soon. have a great day !

  22. Oh my goodness…wonderful! We baked this on Saturday and there was not a crumb to be had once a few of the littles went up for seconds! This is going to be added to my list of baking must-haves! I am linking up with you today on my blog,, encouraging all to visit with you for this wonderful recipe! ~ Paula

  23. I love how simple and light your cake is… haven’t seen you around foodie friday in a while. Why don’t you bring this by today. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  24. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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