Cooking with Chocolate's Basic Cake Batter

Cooking with Chocolate's Basic Cake Batter


5 Tbsp. butter
2¼ cups cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1¼ cups sugar
4 eggs
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup minus 1 Tbsp. whipping cream
To flavor, your choice of vanilla, citrus zest, etc.

1 loaf pan, 10 in.
Parchment paper
1 whisk


• Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line the loaf pan with parchment paper.

• Melt the butter and set it aside.

• Sift the flour with the baking powder.

• Whisk the sugar, eggs, salt and cream together in a mixing bowl.

• Stir in the sifted flour and baking powder until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

• Stir in the melted butter.

• Add the flavor of your choice, if using.

• Pour the batter into the lined pan and bake for about 45 minutes. Check for doneness with a cake tester or the tip of a knife, which should come out dry.

How moist or crisp it is depends on how you store it. Wrapped in plastic film, it will be moist; unwrapped, it will have a slight crunch when you bite into the crust.

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