Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins
From Wendy Tumlin.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated (or finely chopped)
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, minced
- 1⁄3 cup extra light olive oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 3⁄4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 2 -3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Lightly oil a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- Combine the flour,baking powder,salt,lemon zest and rosemary in a medium bowl; stir to blend.
- In a large bowl or electric mixer, beat the oil and sugar until well-blended; add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is pale yellow.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, stirring to blend, also adding the buttermilk gradually until all cake ingredients are well-blended.
- Spread mixture in the prepared pan.
- Bake until bread is golden and sides begin to pull away from the pan, approximately 50-55 minutes.
- To make the glaze: in a medium bowl,stir the confectioner's sugar and lemon juice until smooth; spread on the warm loaf.
- Once the bread is thoroughly cooled, use a knife to loosen the sides of the bread from the pan and turn out.
- Serve in slices.
This was a good moist cake bead. I think I added too much glaze, but it was very good still. It has a great lemon flavor and the rosemary adds just a hint of something else. I used the glaze on some cookies too. I also chopped my zest so I didn't end up with these long strings. Made for Photo tag, sorry for the delay. Thanks! :)
This was the most exquisite cake! The lemon taste is delicate (not overpowering like some cakes) and the rosemary, which you would think would be strong, instead offers just a subtle whisper of flavor. You know it's there, but you can't quite figure out what it is. Because we are trying to watch our calories, I used half sugar and half Splenda. Also, instead of trying to mince the rosemary (which in my house means it goes flying all over the kitchen) I simply ground it with my mortar and pestle. Worked great! This was pure heaven, and this recipe is going into my collection of all-time favorites. Thanks, Jen! (Made and photographed for Photo Tag, Spring)