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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
55 mins at 350°
Yield:
20 slices
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.

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  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt onto waxed paper.

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  • Combine 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla bean in blender. Whirl for 1 to 2 minutes or until bean is finely ground.

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  • Beat together butter, vanilla-flavored sugar, remaining sugar (and vanilla extract if using instead of vanilla bean), in small bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time; beat 30 seconds after each addition.

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  • On lowest speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended. Scrape into prepared pan.

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  • Bake in 350 degree F oven for 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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  • Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan to rack to cool completely. (Can be double wrapped and frozen for up to 2 months at this point.) To serve, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if you wish, and slice. Makes 20 slices.

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