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I am in the middle of writing my second book on baking with each recipe being based on a ‘loaf cake’.

I love the simpleness of making loaf cakes and they last so well.


One of my favourite recipes is definitely my ‘Soggy Orange Loaf Cake’ which I have previously posted on here, but for anyone who missed it I will put the recipe at the end of this post.


What I would really love is to include my blog friends recipes in my book. I plan to put these from the middle of the book with ‘other recipes from friends and bloggers’, included in the title. The more the merrier.

Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake

It would have your own recipe/pictures and links/references to your site/blog where you have previously posted it ( or not posted it).  If any of my blog friends would be interested in this then please message me on here and I will get back to you.

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As promised my ‘Soggy Orange Loaf Cake’ recipe…

Ingredientsjans cake 007

175g/ Self Raising Flour
175g/ Caster Sugar
175g/ Flora or similar
1 Tablesp Baking Powder
3 Eggs (beaten)
2 Tablesp Milk
Grated Rind of 2 Oranges
½ teasp Vanilla Extract


Heat oven to 180C/Gas4/350F
Place everything above into a mixing bowl and whisk for no more than 2 minutes.
Pour into a greased or lined loaf tin
Bake for approx 40-60 mins, or when your skewer comes out clean

120g Caster Sugar
Juice of the two Oranges

Mix the sugar with the juice of the oranges and heat in pan until it forms a syrup. Make holes in the warm cake and pour syrup over it.

An alternative topping is a whisked carton of Double or Whipping Cream, spread on top of the cake and cover with a broken flake or chocolate chip pieces.

jans cake 007