Best Ever Irish Soda Bread

Best Ever Irish Soda Bread

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"A moist, cake-like Irish Soda Bread that's not just for St. Paddy's Day... it's so easy and sooo delicious you'll be craving it all year 'round."
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1 h 10 m servings 360 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.3g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread has risen and the top is golden brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. A knife inserted into the center of the bread should come out clean. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing. Serve warm.


  1. 18 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I just made this last night and it was GREAT. Easy to make. I had to add a little more flour because the consistency was too stick. Family thought it wasn't sweet enough so next time I am ad...

Most helpful critical review

I made this recipe twice now. Didn't bake evenly in a 9" pie pan either time. Went over sides first time. Second time, used a deeper pan, but bread ended up very dry because of its density and...

I just made this last night and it was GREAT. Easy to make. I had to add a little more flour because the consistency was too stick. Family thought it wasn't sweet enough so next time I am ad...

this bread hit some what the middle of the road for us. While I thought it was 3, my son gave it a 3. My oldest gave it a 4, while my middle daughter and my hubby gave it a 5. I'd never made thi...

Great recipe...not like a traditional Irish soda bread...this is really like a cake. I added a touch of vanilla. It's delicious!

I baked this today, St. Patrick's Day, and absolutely loved it. Using the All Recipes calculator, I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8" iron skillet. I don't like the commercial soda breads...

I just got this recipe today and decided to try it immediately. It was a breeze to mix up, didn't even need a mixer. I followed the recipe and directions exactly, except I didn't have a 9-inch...

Good Irish soda bread. I used white whole wheat flour and sugar in the raw in the same measurements as in the original recipe. I did not put the dough in a round pan based on the comments fro...

Just made this for St. Patrick's Day. Followed suggestions and added 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Put batter in 2 9-inch cake pans. When they were done baking poured some melt...

This recipe is the real deal as far as Irish Soda Bread is concerned, both my parent are from Ireland and while their recipes have a tiny bit of variance,(much like Italian families meatball re...

This bread was wonderful...I added the dried fruit, and a bit of dark chocolate...HMmmm. This will become a "quick go-to recipe" for when you just want something quick, easy and wonderfully moi...

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