Easy Lemon Loaf

Sliced Lemon Loaf

5 from 64 reviews

This Easy Lemon Loaf is perfectly tangy and bursting with fresh lemon flavour!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 medium sized lemon zested (just the lemon zest)
  • 1 medium sized lemon juiced (just the lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a 1.5L loaf pan (8 by 4.5 inches) by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. With a mixer cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Add in the eggs, 1 at a time.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add 1/2 of the flour mix to the butter mix.
  7. Then add 1/2 of the milk.
  8. Add the remaining flour mix.
  9. Mix in the remaining milk and lemon zest.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  11. In the mean time, combine the juice from 1 lemon with 1/4 cup sugar.
  12. When the cake is done baking, take it out of the oven, and pierce holes in it with a knife – make sure to get to the bottom of the loaf so the lemon juice mixture can get right down into the cake. Pour lemon juice/sugar mix over warm cake.
  13. Let sit. This cake is even better the next day.
  14. Enjoy!


1 medium lemon = approximately 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp lemon zest

Keywords: lemon cake, lemon loaf