Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A simple little cake that keeps well. Serve with berries and cream if you want a fancier dessert. I like it best on its own with a cup of hot tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Butter and flour 1 loaf pan.
  3. Cream butter and slowly add sugar.
  4. Beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg one at a time and beat well each time.
  6. Stir in flour and rest of dry ingredients.
  7. Pour into pan.
  8. Bake 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out unto a baking rack.
  10. Serve in very thin slices.
Most Helpful

I made this last night specifically to use with some fresh strawberries I had just gotten. It was wonderful. I am definately not the aficianado on baking though-- i have no idea what mace is, and I knew I didn't have any, so I just left it out, and it still came out perfectly. I will definately keep this receipe and use it again. Next time I will make sure to use the mace, and see if it comes out differently. Thanks for posting.

TexasKelly April 03, 2005

Just got done making this excellent i did sub. 1/2teaspoon of cinnimon cause i didnt have the mace turned out very good

down2earthcc March 26, 2009

Excellent and wonderful taste. Left out the mace.

texasmom61 December 27, 2007