Loaf Cake Recipe

“Loaf Cake Recipe”

For 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


Loaf Cake Recipe


  • 3 each Large eggs
  • 3 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ cup Granulated white sugar or ½ cup Agave Nectar
  • 1 Pound Unsalted Butter - Room temp


  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Combine Cake Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar and Salt and mix until consistent throughout.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine Eggs, Milk and Vanilla and mix until consistent throughout.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix butter with a hand mixer or stand mixer until soft and smooth (about 2 minutes).
  5. Combine liquid ingredients and butter together and mix until consistent throughout.
  6. Add one half of dry ingredients to butter and liquid mix. Slowly fold together.
  7. Add other half of dry ingredients and fold together until consistent throughout.
  8. Spray a loaf pan with plenty of oil and place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom.
  9. Place batter into loaf pan and smooth until mixture is level.
  10. Place into the oven on the center rack. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Check to see if done with a toothpick before removing from oven.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

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                                                    

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!

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Lesli Bucher said,

November 30, 2011 @ 3:20 am


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