I am wondering if I can bake a regular cake (not pound cake) in a loaf pan without the edges burning and the middle being raw...anyone have any suggestions?
Most definitely. Using flower nails as heating cores.
and how exactly do you use the flower nails? I've never done that before...
Grease your flower nail well, place it in your greased pan in the center with the nail pointing up, flat part down. Pour you batter in and bake. The nail conducts the heat into the center of your cake serving the same purpose as a heating core in a tube pan.