Irish Tea Cake

Tastes lovely when it is freshly made and served cut in thick slices and well buttered. It keeps very well but you'll have to remember always start it the night before you need it


First boil up the water and make a nice strong tea in a large bowl.

Now add all the mixed fruit to the bowl containing the tea and allow the fruit by soaking in the tea overnight.

When you are ready to bake your Tea Cake simply pre-heat your oven to 160 C.

Now mix the egg, sugar and spice together and then add the flour and mix well until fully combined.

Now using a very well-greased roasting tine (approx. 11x5 inches) spread the mixture into the tin and smooth down evenly.

Bake for about 1 hour and 20 (to 30 mins) or until golden brown on top and springy to touch in the center.

As soon as it is cooked turn it out onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a bit.

Remember this cake is FANTASTIC still warm, so slice 1 to 2 inch slices and serve thickly spread with butter.

Hints 'n' Tips


Leave a Comment:

login to leave comments
Hi nigel, your recipe is scrumptios. My family and I really enjoyed it - thanks.
Taste Blog

Back in 1957, research chemist William Mitchell patented Pop Rocks. And, in 1975 to the amazement of the public, this fizzing, popping and mouth-tingling sensation was introduced in the States. After ... keep reading