I learned to make this recipe as a child. The original recipe came directly from Ireland. It is a wonderful addition to any meal but most appreciated with coffee or tea.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add raisins,shortening,eggs and buttermilk and caraway seeds. Knead with hands. Dough will be very heavy.
Place in greased tube pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden.
Melt butter and pour on top. Sprinkle with sugar.