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Loaf Cake Recipe

“Loaf Cake Recipe”

Loaf Cake RecipeFor a good Loaf Cake Recipe we look to the classic pound cake.  Why is it called a pound cake?  Simple, it contains a pound of butter.  So its not a low calorie, no sugar option, but a good loaf cake recipe it is.

Most loaf cake recipes will call for the creaming method of whipping together the ingredients.  For this recipe we decided to do a combination of creaming and then folding to inhibit the gluten development so that this loaf cake recipe would rise a little higher and have a little more tender texture.

Here is the basic loaf cake recipe: loaf cake recipe


Want to try a variation to the basic loaf cake recipe?  Add a tablespoon of Orange zest or Orange extract (if using extract only use 2 teaspoons)

To make an even more unique, top it with a Cranberry Reduction and Cinnamon Whipped Cream (recipes below).  Not only is this a great recipe, but this variation makes for a great holiday recipe.

Cranberry Reduction                                                     Orange Cinnamon Pound Cake with Cranberry Reduction and Cinnamon and Whipped Cream

Serving Size: 1 cup                                                                                        

Volume                                                                  Ingredient

One 64oz Container                                           Cranberry Juice


Pour cranberry juice into large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 1 hour or until reduced to syrup consistency.


This whipped cream recipe goes well with most anything, especially any loaf cake recipe.  So regardless of if its an orange loaf cake recipe, lemon loaf cake recipe or just a plain old loaf cake recipe, top it with this and you’re sure to please. 

Cinnamon Whipped Cream  loaf cake recipe                                                

Serving Size: 4 cups                                                                                        

Volume                  Ingredient

2 cups                    Cold Heavy Whipping Cream

3 Tsp                      Sugar

2 tsp                       Vanilla extract

2 tsp                       Cinnamon


Combine all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl and mix on high for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until it reaches your desired thickness.


This orange loaf cake recipe was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune on November 30, 2011, check it out right here!

So if you want to check out more about baking, stay tuned for The First Timer’s Bakebook! loaf cake recipe

But if you’re looking to find out more about cooking and less about a loaf cake recipe, check out the First Timer’s Cookbook here! loaf cake recipe

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About the author, Shawn

Chef Shawn has worked in almost every segment of the foodservice industry. He holds business degrees and certificates in Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Accounting and Professional Sales. He is Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) through The American Culinary Federation. A Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) through the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is the author of The First Timer’s Cookbook and The First Timer’s Bakebook. His work has been recognized nationwide as well as being a regular contributor to numerous food service publications and outlets and is the recipient of numerous awards-most recently the 2015 Culinary Educator of the Year through the local American Culinary Federation’s chapter-Beehive State Chef’s Association.

He the owner of multiple food service businesses and currently the host of the Business Chef Podcast.