I love to bake, I usually go for the basic stuff, but what is wrong with that?! Last Sunday I felt like baking, and since I didn’t feel like going to the supermarket and I thus had to make do with the ingredients we had lying around I decided to make a simple loaf cake. I always find those delicious! To make it a little bit autumnal, I added some cinnamon. Well, to be honest, I like to add cinnamon to everything I bake, it’s just so tasty.
What you need
A 30cm loaf cake tin
250gr granulated sugar
250gr butter (room temperature)
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 eggs (room temperature)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/5 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven at 160°C. Grease your baking tin and put baking paper in it. Now you don’t have to do this, greasing should be enough, but I personally find it way easier to get it out of the tin when I have added baking paper.
Cream together your sugar, butter, vanilla extract and salt for at least 5 minutes. It needs to be a creamy texture. Then add in the eggs one by one, it is important to let each egg be fully taken in before you add the next one. If you notice your batter is starting to curdle during this step (which usually happens if the eggs and the butter aren’t the same temperatures) add in some flour before you add the next egg. When the batter is airy and all the eggs are mixed in properly you can add in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. It’s important to do this by hand, with a spatula. Gently fold it in to keep the mixture airy. Now you can put the batter into your tin and put it in the oven for about 60 to 75 minutes.
Check if your loaf cake is done with a wooden skewer, if it comes out clean you can take your cake out of the oven. Leave it to cool for a couple of minutes and then take it out of the tin. Put it on a grid to cool down completely.