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Sunday Supper Suggestion, Brown Sugar Loaf Cake

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Brown Sugar Loaf Cake
Brown Sugar Loaf Cake

Brown Sugar Loaf Cake
adapted from:  cakes from scratch in half the time
by:  Linda West Eckhardt
350 degrees

the intro:  Luscious and sweet, this dark, caramel-colored sugar cake is crumbly, spicy and everything nice.

2 large eggs - room temperature or see warming tip below
1/4 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1 1/4 c flour - divided
1/2 c chopped pecans
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/8 t cloves (original recipe called for 1/2 t, but cloves and I don't get along!)
1/2 c milk
1 t vanilla

Prepare to bake:  Arrange the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees. Spritz a 9X5 inch loaf pan and the shiny side of a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover the top of the pan with pan spray. Place the unbroken eggs in a bowl of (comfortable) hot water.

Make the batter:  Cream the butter until light, then add the brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Separate the eggs. Add 2 of the yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition, then add the egg whites and beat well.  Toss 1/4 cup of the flour with the nuts. Mix the remaining 1 cup flour with the baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to the butter mixture in thirds, alternately with the milk and vanilla. Fold in the nuts.

Bake the cake:  Pour the batter into the prepared pan, lay the foil, shiny side down, loosely over the top, and bake for 25 minutes.

Quickly remove the foil and continue baking until a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20 more minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes, then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.
When cool, place on a serving platter, add a knife and let everyone serve themselves. Store any leftovers in plastic wrap to keep it moist.


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  1. Great looking cake! This would be great for for snacking anytime of the day!

  2. Sounds delicious and looks so easy to make! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

  3. I'm not sure what got my attention faster, the photo, the words "brown sugar," or the word "cake," but whichever was the siren, this one is calling my name loudly. I suppose it's too late to stop by for a piece that might be hanging around yet, right? :-)

  4. I love how simple this ingredient list is! When I read a recipe as soon as I read an ingredient that I don't recognize or know I don't have I move along. This is a recipe I will definitely try!

    1. I agree, my favorite recipes are with pantry ingredients.

  5. This makes me think of one of the cakes my mom makes. Looks delicious!

  6. Only one word - YUM!!! Saving this one.

  7. I love recipes like this, Melynda. Your Brown Sugar Loaf Cake is straight-forward and easy to put together, but really very special indeed. Sharing later today on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul. Hope you will visit again this week!

  8. We will love your Brown Sugar Loaf Cake, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  9. this looks amazing.. a must try, for sure

    1. What is it about brown sugar, it must be the molasses, but it always makes great tasting baked goods. I hope you enjoy the cake, thanks for stopping by.


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