Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Savory Loaf #CakeSliceBakers

This savory loaf cake contains all the flavors of  a Caprese salad.  It makes a wonderful addition to a charcuterie board.

savory caprese loaf

It's time for the Cake Slice Bakers.......

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes by Aleksandra Crapanzano. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

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It is a new year and a new book - Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes - and our choices for June 2023 were ~

Walnut Espresso Cake

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Savory Loaf

Boozy Peaches and Mascarpone Layer Cake

savory loaves

So I made these mini loaves adapting a recipe found in the cookbook we are featuring this year.  They were delicious and a huge hit at our Memorial Weekend gathering.  When I was writing this post and added the links for the featured cakes I saw that I had made the wrong recipe!!!

I had bookmarked the correct recipe but it had this recipe on the opposite side of the magnetic two sided bookmark that I used.  I would feel very bad except that these loaves were so very delicious.  I will absolutely try the featured Feta and Sun Dried Tomato loaf in the future as it sounds amazing too.

When our administrator Felice saw what I had done, she graciously changed the choice to fit my cake since I was the only submission for the savory cake.  Thanks Felice!!

savory, cakes, appetizers, caprese
Yield: 3 mini loaves
Author: Wendy Klik
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Savory Loaves

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Savory Loaves

This savory loaf cake contains all the flavors of a Caprese salad. It makes a wonderful addition to a charcuterie board.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 1 Hour


  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • ground sea salt and ground pepper
  • 4 T. unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 T. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 T chopped chives
  • 20 basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 8 oz. Mozzarella pearls, dry packed


  1. Toss the tomatoes with the olive oil and 2 cloves of the minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400* oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter with the remaining garlic in a small saucepan. Set aside for 5 minutes, then strain to remove garlic.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and a Tablespoon of the drippings from the roasted tomatoes. Then whisk in the melted butter.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and parmesan cheese. Season with a few grinds of sea salt and pepper. Stir in the chives and basil. Use a slotted spoon to add the roasted tomatoes. Stir in the mozzarella pearls.
  5. Pour in the buttermilk mixture and fold until just combined. Divide the batter between 3 mini loaf pans that have been treated with cooking spray and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperture.


adapted from Gateau by Aleksandra Crapanzano

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

57.56 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

25.05 g

Carbs (grams)

93.38 g

Fiber (grams)

4.84 g

Net carbs

88.53 g

Sugar (grams)

9.29 g

Protein (grams)

36.13 g

Sodium (milligrams)

1095.45 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

219.8 mg

calories per loaf.


  1. Oh my gosh! That looks incredible. I'm definitely trying. Kind of glad you made the wrong recipe!!

    1. Me too Susan however the original sounds great too so I can't wait to make it.

  2. I have done that before, although with worse results because I changed pages mid recipe! I love savory cakes and this sounds wonderful.

    1. I guess the odds are higher for us because we spend so much time in the kitchen Karen.

  3. I will definitely be trying this! My family will love it. What a fortuitous mistake.


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