Lotsa Lemon Loaf

Recipe by COOKGIRl
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9" x 5" loaf pan, then line pan with parchment paper and butter the parchment paper.
  • LOAF: Cream the butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar and lemon peel on high speed for 5 minutes using an electric mixer. Add the eggs and yolk one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in the milk, 2-3 tablespons lemon juice, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt on medium speed.
  • Finally, mix in the flour on low speed until batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan, smooth the top and bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
  • GLAZE: In a small bowl whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice until the sugar dissolves.
  • Allow the loaf to cool in pan for 10 minutes then grasp the parchment paper on the sides and carefully transfer to a wire rack.
  • Prick the top of the loaf all over with a toothpick. Brush 1/4 of the glaze onto the loaf and let sit for 5 minutes. Repeat this process two more times, reserving 1/4 of the remaining glaze.
  • Remove the lemon loaf from parchment paper and place on a cake platter. Brush top with the rest of the glaze.
  • Lightly sift powdered sugar over top of cake.