This Jammie Dodger Loaf Cake has a vanilla loaf cake with fresh and freeze-dried raspberries, topped with a vanilla buttercream decorated with Jammie Dodgers, raspberry jam drizzle and some leftover freeze-dried raspberries.
So, I posted a picture of this cake on Instagram a few weeks ago and you guys absolutely loved it! I have finally gotten around to posting the recipe for it!
Reasons To Love This Jammie Dodger Loaf Cake Recipe
Jammie Dodgers – Are these the best biscuits ever of what?! Two vanilla biscuits sandwiched together with raspberry jam; I can’t think of anything better. Oh, wait, maybe Jammie Dodgers in a loaf cake!
Easy and Impressive – Making a loaf cake is quite simple, the amounts are pretty much the same as making a cupcake. Just whip together the cake batter and pop it into your loaf tin, once it is baked you have the most insanely delicious and prettiest cake ever!
Delicious Flavour Combination – Vanilla Cake with fresh and freeze-dried is such a delicious flavour combination, all wrapped together with delicious vanilla buttercream and a raspberry jam drizzle.
Before You Start Baking
Before you start baking preheat your oven. This is such an important step and ensures that the oven is at the correct temperature when your cake batter is ready. With cake batter, the raising agent starts as soon as it comes into contact with a liquid so leaving the cake batter while you wait on the oven preheating will affect the outcome of your cake.
Another thing I like to do before I start baking is to line my cake tin. I use baking parchment but you can also buy loaf tin liners.
Finally, I don’t tend to do this is but it can be super helpful is weigh out and get all your ingredients prepared before you start baking.
Raspberry Loaf Cake
To start cream together the butter and sugar. In this recipe, I use light brown sugar as it gives a lovely caramelly taste to the cake. You can use caster sugar if you prefer it won’t make any difference to the texture of the cake, but it won’t have that lovely hint of caramel.
Add in the flour, eggs, baking powder and vanilla and mix until completely incorporated. Cake batter doesn’t need to be mixed for too long, just until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Over beating the batter can cause lots of problems with your cake as it bakes.
Finally, fold through the raspberries and freeze-dried raspberries until they are evenly distributed and pour the cake batter into you’re your loaf tin.
How Do I Know the Loaf Cake is Baked?
So, there are a few different ways to tell if the loaf cake is ready. One of the easiest ways to tell the cake is baked, is by just looking at the colour. It should be golden brown.
Another way to test the cake is to test the thickest part of the cake with a cake tester. If the cake tester comes out clean, then the cake is ready. If there is still batter on the cake tester pop it back into the oven for 3-4 minutes and repeat until the skewer comes out clean.
Just be careful as you might get some raspberry on the end of the skewer. Just make sure you double-check if it is raspberry, test another part of the cake.
You could also test the cake by gently pressing it down on the top of the cake. If it springs back when you remove your finger then it is ready. If you end up with a slight dent in the top then pop it back into the oven for 3-4 minutes and repeat until it springs back.
Cooling the Loaf Cake
Cool the cake in the tin for 15-20 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Vanilla Buttercream is one of my absolute favourites. It is just so simple to make and utterly delicious.
Start by beating the butter in your mixer for 5-10 minutes until it is pale and supple. Add in the icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix again until completely combined. The icing sugar should be thick and creamy.
If it is too thick you can add 1tbsp of milk and mix again. Repeat until the buttercream is the desired consistency.
Decorating the Jammie Dodger Loaf Cake
Put your cake onto your serving plate and pipe the buttercream on top. You can do this in any way you want. I normally just pipe two horizontal lines on top of each other. To me, this is the perfect amount of buttercream.
Add the raspberry jam to a heatproof bowl and pop it into the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften it.
Pop it into a piping bag and drizzle over the top. Finish with some whole Jammie Dodgers, Jammie Dodger crumbs, and freeze-dried raspberries.
It is so easy to customise this cake. You could add any kind of berries to the cake and use any kind of jam on top too.
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Jammie Dodger Loaf Cake
For the Loaf Cake
- 200 g Unsalted Butter or Stork
- 200 g Light Brown Sugar
- 200 g Self-Raising Flour
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 50 g Fresh Raspberries
- 7 g Freeze-Dried Raspberries
For the Buttercream
- 200 g Unsalted Butter
- 400 g Icing Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3-4 tbsp Whole Milk (optional)
For the Decoration
- 30 g Raspberry Jam
- Jammie Dodgers
- Leftover Freeze-Dried Raspberries
To Make the Loaf Cake
- Preheat the oven to 180C (160C Fan) and line a loaf tin with baking parchment. Leave to one side.
- In a bowl mix together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
- Add in the flour, eggs, baking powder and vanilla extract and mix again until combined.
- Fold through the fresh and freeze-dried raspberries so they are evenly distributed
- Pour the mixture into your loaf tin and bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes.
- Leave to cool for 15-20 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool.
To Make the Buttercream
- Beat the butter in your mixer for 5-10 minutes until it is pale and supple.
- Add the icing sugar and vanilla to a large bowl and mix until completely combined. If the mixture is too thick add a tablespoon of milk and mix again. Repeat until the buttercream is the desired consistency.
- Pipe the buttercream onto the top of the loaf cake.
- Add the raspberry jam to a heat-proof bowl and soften in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
- Put the jam into a piping bag and snip the tip of the piping bag off and drizzle it over the cake.
- Finish with some Jammie Dodgers and any leftover fresh or freeze-dried raspberries.