*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                           Glazed Irish Tea Cake
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dessert Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      3/4  cup           Unsalted butter
                         room temperature
    1      cup           Sugar
    2      teaspoon      Vanilla
    2      lg            Eggs
    3      ounce         Cream cheese
                         room temperature
    1 3/4  cup           Cake flour
    1 1/4  teaspoon      Baking powder
      1/4  teaspoon      Salt
    1      cup           Dried currants
      2/3  cup           Buttermilk
      1/2  cup           Confectioners' sugar -- sifted
    2      teaspoon      Fresh lemon juice
 PREHEAT OVEN TO 325F, with rack in center of oven.
 Generously grease a 9-inch (7-cup capacity) loaf pan. Dust with flour; tap pan
over sink to discard excess flour. Cut piece of parchment paper or waxed paper to
fit bottom of pan. Set aside. FOR CAKE, use mixer to cream butter, sugar and
vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating each until fluffy. Add cream
cheese. Mix until well combined. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Put
currants in small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of flour mixture to currants. Stir currants
until well coated. Add remaining flour to batter, alternating with buttermilk.
Mix until smooth. Use wooden spoon to stir in currants and all of the flour. Stir
until well combined.
 Transfer batter to prepared pan. Smooth surface with spatula. Bake until
well-browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour, 25
 Cake will crack on top. Let cake rest in pan for 10 minutes. Use flexible metal
spatula to separate cake from sides of pan.
 Carefully remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Spread glaze on warm cake. Let
cake cool completely. Cake can be stored 3 days at room temperature in foil. Cake
can also be frozen up to 3 months, wrapped airtight. FOR GLAZE, combine sugar and
lemon juice in small bowl. Stir until smooth.
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