Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
This is the best Irish soda bread I've ever had. It's lighter and softer than most others I've tried. We like slices spread with whipped butter. —Kerry Barnett-Amundson, Ocean Park, Washington

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022

Easy Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 40 min
Yield 1 loaf (12 wedges).

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, caraway seeds, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and sour cream. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  2. Spoon into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing side of pan. Cut into wedges; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 359 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 355mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

This is the best Irish soda bread I've ever had. It's lighter and softer than most others I've tried. We like slices spread with whipped butter. —Kerry Barnett-Amundson, Ocean Park, Washington