Summer is my absolute favorite. Right now I am craving the sunshine, the dresses, the recipes of summer! Uh-oh..it’s only January! This summer recipe and my longing for warm summer nights came a little too early! Oh well… This lemon loaf is absolutely delightful, and I would argue it should be enjoyed year around. Even though it does make me crave those warm sunny days even more.
This fluffy lemony delight was an instant hit! It was gone very quick, and I will definitely be making this again soon. The cake is so lemony itself and the glaze adds even more lemon flavor. If you are a lover of lemon, this is the cake for you my friend. This best ever lemon loaf can be enjoyed in the morning for breakfast or in the afternoon with a cup of hot tea (Lemon Soufflé from the St. James Tearoom anyone?!).
Random fact about me: I have an obsession with porch swings. They are the cutest. They are the coziest. I need a porch swing one day and a porch for that matter. I live in the Southwest so porch swings aren’t that common, but I know my hubby can make this happen for me one day! Imagine eating a slice of this lemon loaf on a porch swing, reading a good book and sipping some tea. Sounds so dreamy to me…
This moist and fluffy lemon loaf is loaded with fresh lemon juice and lots of fresh lemon zest.
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 c. lemon juice
- 1/3 c. oil
- 3.4 c. almond milk
- lemon zest of one lemon
- 3 tablespoons softened butter
- 1/2 . c. powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- lemon zest of half lemon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix eggs and sugar.
- Add in oil.
- Mix in lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Add the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and stir until just combined.
- Pour mixture into floured pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Let cool for 30 minutes
- Add the confectioner's sugar to a small bowl with softened butter. Mix until smooth.
- Slowly drizzle in the lemon juice.
- Add lemon zest.
- Smooth the lemon glazed over the top of the loaf. If it's not cool enough then the glaze will melt and be messy so make sure the loaf is cooled!