Monday, March 16, 2015

Care for a cuppa with a wee bit a' St. Paddy's Day Irish Tea Cake?

Care for a cuppa with the St. Paddy's Day Irish Tea Cake?

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with me! I made an Irish tea cake and it was super-easy and you'll likely have most of the ingredients on hand.

With a simple powdered sugar topping, I free-handed a four-leaf clover stencil to make the cake top's pattern.

This is a very cakey-cake, if you know what I mean. It is pretty dense. I'm thinking about adding some strawberries on Monday.

Irish Tea Cake

1/2 c softened butter
1 c white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c milk
1/4 c confectioners' sugar for dusting

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-in round pan.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated; stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the batter in alternately with the milk. If the batter is too stiff, stir in a bit of milk. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then turn out onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar right before serving.

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