Lemon Loaf

Indulge in the delightful zest of our homemade Lemon Loaf, a perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors. This easy-to-make recipe is ideal for those searching for a ‘lemon cake’, ‘best lemon loaf’, or ‘easy lemon bread’. Packed with the fresh, citrusy essence of lemons, this loaf is a must-try for ‘lemon dessert’ enthusiasts. Whether you’re hosting a brunch or looking for a ‘simple baking recipe’, our Lemon Loaf, with its moist texture and irresistible glaze, ranks high in ‘brunch recipes’ and ‘lemon cake ideas’. Enjoy a slice of this ‘delicious lemon loaf’ that’s sure to become a favorite in your ‘home baking’ repertoire!


  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  9. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the Glaze:

  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat Oven & Prep Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream Butter & Sugar: In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add Eggs & Flavors: Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
  5. Combine with Dry Ingredients: Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Prepare Glaze: While the loaf is cooling, mix together the powdered sugar and lemon juice to make the glaze.
  8. Finish & Serve: Once the loaf is cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top. Allow the glaze to set before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your homemade lemon loaf! This recipe offers a delightful balance of sweet and tangy flavors, perfect for a light dessert or a morning treat.

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