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Old Fashioned Sweet Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks


This kind of sweet bread is a recipe your grandparents may have made years ago.  It is a light sweet bread made with butter, sugar and flour almost like cake.  You can frost it, sprinkle with powdered sugar or just eat it with butter.  This old fashioned bread is wonderful right out of the oven for breakfast with coffee or as a snack anytime.  Children love the sweetness.  You could add raisins, nuts or even fruit to this sweet bread recipe but we love it like the recipe says below.  I think you are going to really like this bread recipe. Make this recipe for a unique gift for a friend.

Sweet bread Ingredients Needed:

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Baking soda


Butter, melted

Vanilla extract

White granulated sugar


RECIPE FEEDBACK:  “I made this first for a book club – it was on-topic, and looked neat, authentic, and simple to make. The bread was *very* well received, there was only about ten people so only half the loaf got eaten during the discussion but at the end everyone was grabbing some of the leftovers till there was barely any left, and a couple people asked for the recipe… a very high compliment! Since then I’ve made it a couple times for a get-together when looking for something simple and tasty to make. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe!” – Megha

“I like everyone else is sheltering in place and doing some serious baking. I came across this recipe and oh my goodness is it good! So simple yet so perfect. Followed the recipe verbatim and it is perfect as is. Reminds me of something my grandmother would make. Thanks for sharing” – Renee

Old Fashioned Sweet Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks


Old Fashioned Sweet Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 11 votes

How to Make Old Fashioned Sweet Bread

This recipe for Old Fashioned Sweet Bread is wonderful. You'll make it over and over again.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Bread
Servings: 1 Loaf
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Add buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, sugar and eggs. Stir well with spoon.
  • Pour into a 9 x 5 bread pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center tests done.
  • Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.

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