Irish Tea Cake


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 2 tbs powder sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the over to 350, grease and lightly flour the 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar on medium speed, until light. (about 2 minutes)
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in vanilla, milk and sour cream.
  5. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix everything, on low speed, until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Do the toothpick test to check for doneness.
  7. Cool the cake completely and dust with powder sugar.