Nannie's Plain Loaf Cake

Dianne Hocut

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@DianneHocut

I remember asking Nannie to jot down her favorite pound cake recipe she had just made. She obliged, and to this day, I always use Nannie's recipe because it is a plain and simple butter cake which is just the right size for a small family. She titled the recipe, Plain Loaf Cake, and I still have the scribbled out recipe...


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
whole milk
whipped cream, for garnish if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream butter together with sugar till light and fluffy.
2
Add eggs one at a time and mix well on each addition.
3
Add vanilla extract.
4
In a separate bowl, sift flour together with salt and baking powder. Add these dry ingredients to the butter/egg mixture alternately with the milk.
5
Butter and flour a 9x5x2 1/2 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean. To check your loaf pan size, measure inside side to side. Serve with whipped cream or plain as Nannie did.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom