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Old-Fashioned Nut Loaf

Yield 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; repeat sifting, and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until blended. Gently stir in pecans and vanilla.

  3. Spoon batter into a greased 8 1/2- x 4 1/2- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

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