Dorothy Wordsworth’s Favourite Cake

Dorothy Wordsworth's Favorite Cake
This recipe is for a light caraway loaf and can be found in Tea Time Recipes book by National Trust.


  • 6oz margarine or butter, softened
  • 6oz caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 8oz plan flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon milk


Preheat oven to gas mark 4 / 350F / 180C.

Grease and line a 2lb (900g) loaf tin.

Beat together the fat and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs.

Add the caraway seeds, flour, baking powder, salt, almonds and milk and mix carefully so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Turn into prepared tin and bake for 45-55 minutes until skewer comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool in tin.


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