Tender Irish Tea Cake / Lemon Glazed

Cassie *


This cake is so moist and delicious...just in time for St Patty's day...my family loves it! Hope you do too!!!

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15 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


3/4 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c
2 tsp
vanilla extract
eggs, room temperature
3 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 3/4 c
cake flour - i spooned it into the cup
1 1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 c
2/3 c


1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
+ 1/2 tsp - fresh lemon juice


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1Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

Spray the bottom of a 9 inch bread pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

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2Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together on medium speed with a mixer.

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3Add eggs one at a time making sure that each is completely incorporated before adding the next.

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4Mix in the cream cheese until well blended.

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5In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

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6Take 1/4 cup of the flour mixture and mix in with the raisins to completely coat them.

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7Add a small amount of the flour mixture into the batter and alternate with the buttermilk until both are incorporated.

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8Mix the raisins into the batter with a spatula.

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9Pour the batter into the sprayed bread pan and place into the preheated oven.

Bake between 1 hour 10 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes, depending how fast your oven bakes. Mine was done in 1 hour 10 minutes. Or until, pick comes out clean.

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10While the cake is baking, combine the lemon juice with the powdered sugar to make a glaze.

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11Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
Then remove the cake from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

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12When the cake is still warm, glaze the top with the lemon juice glaze and allow it to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish