Best Ever Irish Soda Bread

A moist, cake-like Irish Soda Bread that's not just for St. Patrick's Day. It's so easy and delicious you'll be craving it all year 'round. It has plenty of raisins.


12 servings


4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
3 eggs, at room temperature


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan.

Stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter gently into the flour mixture until well combined, and stir in the raisins. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk and eggs together; lightly beat the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Place the dough into the prepared cake pan.

Bake in the preheated oven 45 to 60 minutes until the bread has risen and the top is golden brown. A knife inserted into the center of the bread should come out clean. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire cooling rack for 10 minutes before removing. Serve warm.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 360; Total Fat: 9.7 g; Cholesterol: 74 mg; Sodium: 447 mg; Total Carbs: 62.3 g; Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g; Protein: 7.6 g

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