Day 3 of $5 Dates: Bake Together! [Oktober-Berry Fest!]

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Good Morning Friends!

Today I’m kicking things off with the $5 date that hubby and I did last night. We had to shuffle around the list a bit as I was recovering from a cold. So instead of going out, we stayed at home and baked instead! Yes, baking is a cheap, easy way to connect with your partner (and feel super Little too!). Last night hubby and I were baking an Irish Tea Cake. It’s simple, moist, and light. With a few staples from your pantry, you too can whip up this tasty treat perfect for tea time! Are you ready to explore this recipe? Then, let’s dive in! 🙂


Irish Tea Cake 

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Serves: 6-8


  • 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

For Garnish: 

  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated; 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. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then turn out onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners’ sugar right before serving.


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