Lemon loaf

The minute I saw this recipe over at Sunny Days and Starry Nights, I instinctly knew it was a recipe that I would use with success and enjoy immensely.

Boy, was I right.

This lemon loaf turned out zesty and buttery, and reminds me of the Sara Lee pound cakes that I loved as a child. Only this is even better because it is baked fresh by yours truly and enjoyed warm and perfect with a cup of tea.
I adjusted the sugar and butter content of the original recipe, as I simply did not have enough butter at home and don't like my cakes too sweet. Turns out it didn't really need all the butter and sugar anyway. The additions of milk and lemon juice made this baby moist, sweet and tasty.

Lemon loaf

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups self raising flour
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter, melted
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease a 10cm x 20cm loaf tin.

2. Sift flour, salt, sugar into a large bowl and set aside

3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with milk, melted butter, lemon zest and juice and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Poured into the greased loaf tin.

4. Bake until the loaf is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

5. Let bread cool in pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.

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76 Responses to Lemon loaf

Kei said...

mmm looks delicious. I love lemon anything! I'm not the best at baking, but maybe I will try this :)

xo
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look see said...

Yum - looks lovely! :)

Sarah @ Chantille Fleur said...

Oh yummy! I'll have to try that one for sure, as soon as some lemons on our tree ripen up a bit.
Thanks for sharing xo

Debie Grace said...

It looks soft! It makes me crave it. I wish we're neighbors hahaha xD

Gracie said...

This does look delicious. And it would be perfect for afternoon tea :)

Ms George {Life at the Coop} said...

hello from a new follower! This looks fantastic. Will definitely be trying this and your clay labels!

Ms George {Life at the Coop} said...

Hello form a new follower! Will definitely be trying this and your clay labels!

Ms George {Life at the Coop} said...

Hello form a new follower! Will definitely be trying this and your clay labels!

Ms George {Life at the Coop} said...

Hello form a new follower! Will definitely be trying this and your clay labels!

rooth said...

Yes, lemon flavored things are so refreshing - nom!

cquek said...

I love these I could eat two in one sitting!

Natalia said...

Amazing! Have to try it! Love anything with lemon! x

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Yummmmm, is it a bad thing that I'm hankering after cake for brekky?!

This looks delish, thanks for the recipe!

Gaby said...

pinning this, so going to make it!

Steph said...

My kind of cake! I really have trouble stopping at one piece of these sorts....so good. Thanks for sharing and hope your day is a lovely one. Steph :) x
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Juanita said...

Sara Lee!!! Sounds perfect.

Great guest post by the way.

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Yum!! This sounds fantastic!!
*Erin

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Yum!! This sounds fantastic!!
*Erin

Hanna & Christel said...

omg this looks soo good! we should try it!

<3

Manon said...

Looks amazing and delicious! I have to try this.

Shirley Tay said...

Wish I could bake like u ........ I cook a lot, but somehow don't have the motivation to bake as I've lots of baker friends. I prefer to sit & wait to be served. Hahaha!

Kdotorg said...

This looks/sounds incredible, I can't wait to try it!
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xx.

Janna said...

Wow it look so delicious. Gorgeous pics as well. Would def give this a try! x

Sharlynn said...

Gorgoues, I will find the time to try this and come back at you. I'm itching to make an orange cake too!! :)

Mariana said...

Mouth-watering!! :)

Patricia González Fernández said...

delicious!!!!!
i'll try it =)

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Paulina said...

Looks very great !:)

Lisa said...

ohh this looks and sounds delicious!! going to try making this for the hubs this week for his breakfast hehehe :)

sarah s. said...

I love lemon flavored anything! this looks delicious.

becca said...

wow, lemon is great in anything and this looks spectacular!

Paula said...

Coincidentally, I went to a tea party on Saturday and brought lemon cake! However, it was store bought because the recipe I originally cooked (coconut and apricot macaroons) didn't turn out very good... I'm such a beginner cook! I'll definitely try out this recipe.

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indie by heart said...

Yum, seems like a really lovely and fresh tasting delicacy! ^^ I love lemon muffins, so I bet this would be great treat too.


Satu
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keishua said...

lemony things are always a win.

keishua said...

lemony things are always a win.

caise said...

delicious!

Erica said...

I just love the way 'lemon loaf' sounds. Alliteration, right?? Looks yummy too :)

jo said...

I love all sort of loaves! This looks so good!

xo Jo

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Amy K said...

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Marie said...

Yum! I love anything lemon...
xx Marie

Camila Carneiro said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, looks delish!
xoxo
Camila.

honey my heart said...

mmm. the loaf looks so moist and yummy. perfect for an afternoon snack.

Elizabeth King said...

Looks really delicious! Loving the camera angles!

Stephanie said...

Looks delish!

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Laura Go said...

yummy yum yum. I saw this recipe over in their blog too, and totally drooled over it. soft, sweet, lemon goodness!
♥ laura
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Camila Faria said...

Oh WOW, I think I need to try this recipe. It looks soooo yummy!

Sam said...

This looks so zesty fresh and yummy, perfect for those hotter summer days! It seems quite light as well

Jennifer said...

I can just imagine that melts in your mouth! So yummy!

xo Jennifer

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selinatan said...

aw this so much reminds me of my mums lemon cake except she uses yoghurt, looks delicious!

helen said...

i LOVE sara lee pound cakes. this sounds like a winner!!!

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Yanira Michelle said...

I love all things lemon! I will have to try this x

Courtney Starr said...

It looks soooo completely delish!

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Shelley said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe Trishie! :)

sonia de macedo said...

Mmmm I love anything lemony and am definitely going to give this a go!

SDMxx
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Latrina said...

I love lemon bread! And yours looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. :)

Ellen Arthur said...

I absolutely anything with lemon and this looks amazing. Just found you blog and am keen to look around :)
Ellen xx

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Luna said...

Holy Smokes! How crazy is it that I've been looking for such a recipe? Must save this one.

Samantha Gilbert said...

It looks so moist and delicious. I really like staring at it, if that's not weird. It just looks really yummy. I hope you can check out my blog and follow back. :)

jamie-lee said...

This just looks SO yum. I really need to start making more of the recipes I spot that I like!

Jenee C. said...

Oh how pretty, I love that last photo. I just made some lemon loaf today actually. I had mine with lemon curd mmmmm

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

Peach Macarons said...

Love a lemon flavoured sweet treat! Will have to try out.
x

Shelley Anne said...

I'm not a fan of anything with lemon, but i have to say this does look yum :)

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PDXBEAUTIFUL said...

yum :) will have to make this!

FAIIINT said...

This looks so delicious! I'm such a fan of lemon flavoured deserts & loaf cakes too, so I'll definitely have to try this out! I can't help but think it'd make a beautiful bread & butter pudding too... Yummy!

Anouka said...

Simply mouthwatering! Very beautifully presented. Well done Trishie!

LUXESSED

Diva In Me said...

Oh I use to love Sara Lee pound cake too! I can eat it like everyday without getting bored of it. Wish I could taste some of your Lemon Loaf =D

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Elle Sees said...

I think this would be the perfect thing to make on this cold day to warm me up!!

Call me M said...

This looks delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe! I'm keeping it for future tries.
And thank you so much for commenting on my blog! :)

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

looks so delish!! love it alot :) thanks for sharing. xo

Pink Ronnie said...

Absolutely loved Sara Lee's pound cake as a child.... I wonder why they don't make them anymore?
Ronnie xo

ginanorma said...

Wow seems easy enough and looks ultimately delish!!!

Love love love your pics:) You are so talented.

xo

Yelle said...

Oh my! This looks absolutely delicious and heavenly!

Shoko said...

i love lemons and i love cake - therefore must make this asap :)

ally said...

this looks so good
can't wait to try it
x

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