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A slice of Irish Soda Bread on a white plate with a black cup of coffee. The whole cake and knife are in the background

Irish Soda Bread

Simply Sundays
A slightly sweet, moist and tasty Irish Soda Bread
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8


  • Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer


  • 3 cups flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter melted, then cooled
  • 1 cup craisins (or raisins)
  • Egg white for wash beaten
  • sanding sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Sift 3 cups of flour through a fine sieve or whisk to incorporate air
  • Add all dry ingredients to bowl of mixer, and mix until combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add buttermilk, stir a few times, and repeat with the egg and butter.  Do not overmix.
  • Add in the craisins, give a few stirs and put batter into a cake pan prepared with cooking spray
  • Bake on 375 degrees for 10 minutes, remove from oven and lower to 350 degrees.
  • Cut cross in top of soda bread, brush with egg white and sprinkle with sanding sugar if desired
  • Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes, removing as soon as a cake tester or knife comes out clean
Keyword Irish Soda Bread