Irish Tea Cake

I got this from my Grandmother a long time ago. I have recently seen it in the Fremont Bulletin

Irish Tea Cake
Irish Tea Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4

    cups cake flour

  • 3/4

    cup butter, at room tempature

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 2

    tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2/3

    cups buttermilk

  • 1 1/4

    tsp baking powder

  • 1/4

    tsp salt

  • 3

    oz cream cheese, at room tempature

  • 1

    cup dried currants (or Dates)

  • Glaze

  • 1/2

    cup cofectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 2

    tsp fresh lemon juice

Directions

1. preheat oven to 325 degrees and place rack in center of oven. 2. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan. Dust with flour and discard excess flour 3. Cut a pieace of parchment paper or waxed paper to fit the bottom of the loaf pan. Set pan aside. 4. Use a mixer to cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until fluffy. 5. Add cream cheese and mix until well combined 6. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together 7. Put currants in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the flour mixer to the currants and stir until well coated. 8. Add remaining flour to the batter, alternating with butter milk. Mix until smooth 9 Use a wooden spoon to stir in currants and all of the flour. stir until well comnbined. 10. Transfer the batter to a prepared pan. Smooth the surface with spatula 11. Bake until brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1.5 hours 12. Let cake rest in pan for 10 minutes. seperate te cake from the sides of the pan. Remove to a cooling rack. 13. Mix sugar and lemon juice to form glaze, Spread on warm cake, and allow cake to cool completelh before serving.

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