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Irish Tea Cake

I tried this last year. It is great with hot tea or coffee after dinner. I originally found this recipe on

Irish Tea Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. If the batter is too stiff, a tablespoon or two of milk may be added. Pour batter into the greased pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Dust with confectioners' sugar right before serving.

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups of cooked Hot mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Mix all ingredients, put into a large buttered casserole baking dish. Top with topping.


1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour.

Mix all together, spread over potatoes in casserole dish. Bake 350 for 30 minutes.