Brown Sugar Loaf Cake
A recipe from my sister, who lives in Playing Place. This is my brother in law’s favourite!
Not completely straightforward but still, easy and absolutely delicious. Thank you Eleanor!
You will need a 2 lb loaf tin, lightly greased and line it with baking parchment, hanging over the long sides to help lift it out. and pre heat your fan oven to 170C
4 oz softened butter
8 oz light soft brown sugar
2 eggs, separated
6 oz SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp mixed spice
5 fl oz milk
4 oz roughly chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
chopped dates - to your taste
In a medium bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar till fluffy. Add the egg yolks and mix well.
In a separate bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder and spices. Add the dry mix to the creamed mix, alternately with the milk, beating after each addition.
Add nuts, dates and vanilla and mix well.
In another bowl beat egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into mixture.
Pour into loaf tin, then bake for about 45 mins. Cool in tin on a rack 15 mins before turning out.
So much flavour and a wonderful texture. Yum.