Irish Tea Cake


This Irish tea cake is a simple butter cake that's great with tea or coffee. It's easy to make, pretty, and very delicious.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 9-inch round cake


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup milk, or more if needed

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round pan.

  2. Cream sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients alternately with milk, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons more milk if batter is too stiff. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a serving plate and cool to room temperature, 20 to 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar right before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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