Bake With Me: Brown Sugar Loaf

Loaf cakes have become a fast favorite. They’re delicious, but so easy to make. Perfect for beginner bakers, or for when you need to whip up something amazing last minute. In the Fall I can’t get enough of my pumpkin loaf, and I have a sinfully indulgent loaf cake based on the same recipe I use for my white chocolate cookies. But today I want to share my brown sugar loaf cake.

This is a great recipe to have in your repertoire. Anytime you use strong flavors (pumpkin, cinnamon, etc) there will always be some people who don’t like it. If you need to make something that will be an all-over crowd pleaser, a crumbly, buttery brown sugar cake is guaranteed to go down with everybody. 

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Prep: 15 minutes Baking time: 60 minutes Total:  75 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
 

As for the recipe, it really doesn’t get much easier. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in your eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture until batter is smooth. Pour the batter into a lightly greased loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes. And voilà! That is all there is to it!

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Let it cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before tucking in. If you want to get extra fancy, you can garnish your loaf cake with strawberries, and top with ice cream or whipped cream. You can enjoy this for breakfast, or even a sneaky late-night snack!

Baking is such a lovely pastime. It can be a way to de-stress and relax all on your own, or a fun activity to share with loved ones. Nothing brings people together like a well-made dessert, and this one is sure to be a favorite! Please let me know if you give this brown sugar loaf a try, and as always don’t hesitate to share your own favorite recipes with me.

Happy Baking!

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