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Golden Butter Loaf with Chocolate Wonder Icing

Golden Butter Loaf with Chocolate Wonder Icing

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Yield: 12 servings

For cake

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

3 eggs

3 cups sifted cake flour (sift before measuring)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

For icing

3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

6 tablespoons half-and-half

1 pinch salt

About 5 cups sifted powdered sugar (sift before measuring)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Note: You can split the loaf cake and use the icing to frost the layers and top.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Continue beating while adding eggs one at a time.

3. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk. Add vanilla. Pour batter into pan.

4. Bake until done, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from pan when almost cool. Let cool completely.

5. Melt chocolate in a metal bowl set over a pot of warm water or in a glass bowl in the microwave on medium power.

6. Beat together cream cheese, half-and-half and salt. Add powdered sugar gradually, mixing until smooth. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; mix until well blended.

Per serving: 675 calories; 27g fat; 16g saturated fat; 110mg cholesterol; 7g protein; 102g carbohydrate; 77g sugar; 1.5g fiber; 230mg sodium; 90mg calcium.

Adapted from “Miss Hulling’s Favorite Recipes”

Karen Deer is a ​Home & Away reporter. Follow her on Facebook at and Twitter at

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