This lemon loaf is moist and tender with beautiful golden edges and the most delicious lemon flavor. It's an easy lemon bread recipe that's sooo much better than Starbucks. #lemon #lemonloaf #lemonbread #recipes #qickbreads
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Lemon Loaf

This lemon loaf is moist and tender with beautiful golden edges and the most delicious lemon flavor. It's an easy lemon bread recipe that's sooo much better than Starbucks. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 323kcal
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

For the Loaf

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour , spooned and leveled (be careful not to over measure)
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice , you'll likely need 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sour cream , room temperature

For the Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice , about 1 lemon
  • 1 to 1 and 1/4 cup cup icing sugar , sifted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Butter & flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan, or line the loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder & salt.
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until fluffy. 
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, then stir in the lemon juice. 
  • With the mixer on low, mix in about 1/2 of the dry ingredients, followed by about 1/2 of the sour cream. Repeat with the rest of the dry ingredients and sour cream. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs.*
  • Remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature.
  • Once cooled, whisk together the lemon juice and icing sugar for the glaze. Adding a little more lemon juice or powdered sugar as necessary.
  • Remove the lemon loaf from the pan and pour or drizzle the glaze over top. 

Notes

*If after about 40 minutes the top looks quite brown already, tent a piece of aluminium foil and place it over the top of the loaf. 
**Store in an airtight container. 

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal