Bread Machine – Cake Bread

Bread Machine - Cake Bread

This cake bread recipe uses a bread machine to easily create a delicious bread that is part cake and part bread! This is not a dessert cake but rather a light and fluffy sweet tasting bread that can be used for breakfast toast and sandwich lunches. I like it as a breakfast bread with blackberry jam. My boys think it is a much better tasting than white bread and love it with cold cuts for lunch.

FYI – I also experimented with this recipe. I tried to make this bread even more like a cake (by using 2 cups of cake mix and only 2 cups of flour). However, it was too cake-like and didn’t hold its shape well. It was much more crumbly than our recipe below. Not good for lunch sandwiches if they are falling apart in your hands! The recipe below does not have this problem because it has more flour and thus holds its shape.

You can also try our recipe with other cake mixes (i.e. vanilla cake mix). Choose your favorite cake “flavor” and try it out. I selected a yellow cake mix because I wanted to create a yellow colored bread.

Since this bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page.

Delicious Cake Bread – Part Cake & Part Bread 

Bread Machine - Cake Bread

This Cake Bread has a Nice Light Yellow Color

Bread Machine - Cake Bread

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Ingredients – Bread Machine – Cake Bread (2 lb Bread Loaf)

Instructions – Bread Machine – Cake Bread

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the water into the bread machine “bucket” (loaf pan). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the water (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together). In addition, the yeast should not be placed next to the salt (as the salt can inhibit yeast growth).
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container as it will be very hot!
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.

Tips – Bread Machine – Cake Bread

  • You can also try our recipe with other cake mixes (i.e. vanilla cake mix or lemon cake mix). For the bread shown on this page, we used Duncan Hines® classic yellow cake mix.
  • If you add more cake mix than what is called for in this recipe, this bread may have difficulty holding its shape when cut for sandwich slices. It becomes too “crumbly”. Stick to the recipe’s 3 cups of flour and 1 cup of cake mix for a bread that will more effectively retain its shape when sliced for sandwiches or toast.
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Bread Machine - Cake Bread

This cake bread recipe uses a bread machine to easily create a delicious bread that is part cake and part bread! This is not a dessert cake but rather a light and fluffy sweet tasting bread that can be used for breakfast toast and sandwich lunches. This cake bread machine recipe creates a 2lb bread loaf.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine recipes, breakfast bread recipe, cake bread recipe, sandwich bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 Cups - Water (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons - Butter (sliced)
  • 3 Cups - Flour
  • 1 Cup - Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons - Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the water into the bread machine “bucket” (loaf pan). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the water (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).  In addition, the yeast should not be placed next to the salt (as the salt can inhibit yeast growth).
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container as it will be very hot!
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.

Notes

  • You can also try our recipe with other cake mixes (i.e. vanilla cake mix or lemon cake mix). For the bread shown on this page, we used Duncan Hines® classic yellow cake mix.
  • If you add more cake mix than what is called for in this recipe, this bread may have difficulty holding its shape when cut for sandwich slices. It becomes too “crumbly”. Stick to the recipe’s 3 cups of flour and 1 cup of cake mix for a bread that will more effectively retain its shape when sliced for sandwiches or toast.
 
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We hope you like this delicious cake bread… our kid certainly do!

How do you use this cake bread… as a breakfast bread, tasty sandwich bread or as a dessert?

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