Good morning everyone, how are you?
Last weekend I was in Oslo to sign my new book and to participate in a wedding fair at the Grand Hotel. My new book Manuelas romantiske drøm (“Manuela’s romantic dream”) was launched not long ago and last Friday I had a book signing at the baking equipment store Cacas.
On Saturday and Sunday I was at the wedding fair, signing books and talking to people coming by my stand. My stand was next to the lovely Ingrid from Hancock Cupcakes, she was very generous with her samples and I had quite a few samples of her amazing chocolate cake…
Presenter and previous winner of Miss Universe, Mona Grudt, interviewed me on stage at the fair. That was a fun experience, and Miss Mona is such a nice person.
- photo by Terje skaar
But now I’m back home again, at least for a few days. Home, sweet home…
Today’s temptation is a delicious vanilla loaf cake.
Vanilla loaf cake
- 2 cups + 1 tablespoon (270 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoon (15 g) corn starch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (450 g) regular sugar
- 1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 7 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream, at room temperature
- powdered sugar, to decorate
Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
Use any shape pan you like, but here I’m using a regular loaf pan. Grease and flour the pan and set aside.
Sift together the flour, corn starch and salt at least 4 times.
Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until very pale and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing for a minimun of 30 seconds between each addition.
Beat in the vanilla extract.
Add the cream and half of the flour mixture and continue beating.
Add the remaining flour mixture and beat on medium speed for 5 minutes until the batter is nice and smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, bake in the oven on the bottom shelf for about 1 hour.
Check if the cake is done by inserting a cake tester into the center of the cake, if it comes out dry the cake is done.
Leave to rest for 20 minutes before turning out.
I hope you are tempted!
Have a great day everyone.