Monday, January 31, 2011

Old Fashioned Loaf Cakes from 1968

I was looking through my recipes for more breakfast breads, and found a cookbook from 1968 simply called Cake Cookbook. It has a section on Loaf Cakes, which are basically sweet quick breads or pound cake type recipes. I thought I would share a few that I plan on trying. But first I wanted to share my lemon bread recipe because some of you asked for it. It's not from scratch; but instead uses a cake mix. What I do is wait until cake mixes are on sale for a dollar, and stock up. I never pay more than $1.00 each, to keep the expense down.

Lemon Bread

1 box lemon cake mix, any brand
1 small box instant lemon pudding
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs

Beat together all the ingredients in a large bowl on slow to start, then on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Pour into 2 regular size bread pans that have been sprayed with pan spray, or you can coat in a very light coating of margarine or butter. Bake for 50 minutes in a 350 degree F. oven. Cool before slicing.

Buttermilk Loaf Cake

2 cups sugar
1/2 pound butter or margarine
6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream sugar and butter; add egg yolks, 1 at a time. Add buttermilk; add flour, salt, soda and baking powder. Add vanilla and beaten eggs whites; pour into loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick. Cool on a rack.

Blackberry Jam Cake

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cup blackberry jam

Cream butter. Add sugar and eggs; beat well. Combine flour and spices. Alternate with the sour cream to mix into wet ingredients. Add jam last. Pour into loaf pan that has been sprayed or greased. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Sunny Citrus Cake

3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. grated orange rind
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup orange marmalade
3 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk

Cream butter, sugar, orange rind and vanilla together until fluffy; add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in marmalade. Sift flour, soda and salt together; add to first mixture alternating with buttermilk. Turn batter into greased and lined 9 inch tube pan (or Bundt or 9 inch loaf pan) Bake at 350 degree for 1 hour. Cool ten minutes.

Chocolate Marble Cake

2/3 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
3 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 square chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter and sugar together. Add well-beaten eggs; mix well. Sift flour and baking powder; add alternately with the milk to mixture. Put 1/3 of batter into a bowl and add melted chocolate. To the white batter; add vanilla. Drop the white batter, then the chocolate by spoonfuls into a well greased tube, Bundt pan or a 9 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Cool for an hour.

We also have a great article with recipes for crazy
cakes like the Tomato Soup Cake:


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for these - in the first recipe what is lemon cake mix or instant lemon pudding??


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