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Irish Barmbrack Tea Cake

This traditional Irish Barmbrack Tea Cake is a perfect afternoon treat. Dried fruit and spices make it extra delicious, also it is yeast-free recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish Barmbrack, Irish Tea Cake, Sweet Bread Recipes
Servings: 12 Slices (1 Loaf)
Calories: 183
Author: Julia



  • Throw the raisins in a bowl and pour the tea over. Place the bowl in the fridge and let the raisins soak overnight.

The following day:

  • Preheat the oven to 355°F/180°C.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl including the raisins & tea (Note: some raisins may absorb more liquid than others so you might end needing to add more tea. To be ready, have some extra cold tea ready on hand).
  • Line a loaf tin with baking paper and pour the mixture over.
  • Transfer in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until baked throughout.
  • Enjoy with butter and/or jam as well as a cup of your favorite tea/coffee!
Nutrition Facts
Irish Barmbrack Tea Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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