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Brown Sugar Loaf Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda or 3 teaspoons baking powder*
  • 1 cup milk, sweet or sour*
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 2/3 cups cake flour
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* Use baking soda with sour milk or baking powder with sweet milk.


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Add yolks one at a time, then the egg white. Beat well.
  4. Sprinkle nuts with some of the flour; add a little salt.
  5. Mix the remaining dry ingredients. Add alternately with the milk.
  6. Fold in nuts and vanilla extract last. If dough is too thick, add 2 tablespoons water.
  7. Bake in greased loaf pan for 45 minutes.

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