Sliced Lemon Loaf

Luscious Lemon Loaf

Luscious Lemon Loaf {A Pretty Life}
I’m noticing that I’m kind of obsessed with yellow, white, grey and black!

When we first moved to our current city, we lucked out and met some great neighbours, who became good friends for the short time they lived here.  This lemon loaf recipe came from her.  I now make it every year when my in-laws bring back a box of citrus fruit for us from Arizona.  I don’t make it at any other time of the year for some reason, but in February, it’s a nice little ray of much needed sunshine.


Luscious Lemon Loaf


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Grated rind from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, 1 at a time.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add 1/2 flour mix to butter mix.
  5. Then add 1/2 milk.
  6. Add rest of flour mix.
  7. Add rest of milk. And add lemon gratings.
  8. Line a loaf pan with wax paper.
  9. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 45-50 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. In the mean time, combine the lemon juice with the 1/4 cup sugar. (Or you could use your lemon sugar and add your lemon juice to it.)
  11. When the cake is done baking, take it out of the oven, and pierce holes in it with a knife. Pour lemon juice/sugar mix over warm cake.
  12. Let sit. This cake is even better the next day.

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  1. Ooh this looks delicious! I think I’ll try this out this week! We have had a couple of lovely sunny days so this will be a nice compliment. Have a lovely weekend x

  2. I love lemon, this looks sooo good. I remember a neighbor when I was kid making a lemon sauce she served on Angel Food Cake–I bet it would be good on this.

  3. This looks amazing and I can’t wait to make it. Your blog is so pretty and catches the eye. It makes me feel so happy inside every time I read it and look at the pictures. It inspires me to step outside my box and want to create. I just need to learn how to manage my three crazy but lovely children so that I can have more time to experiment with your ideas!!!

  4. Oh wow, your cake look moist and fluffy. I gotta try your recipe with the Meyer lemons I’ve got on hand.

    I’m hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March–the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn’ have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!


  5. I’ve now made this recipe twice in a week…. heck, in 2 days 🙂
    It’s THAT good!!! My first one didn’t make it long after the lemon/sugar drizzle… It’s yummy warm too 😀

    Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  6. Would this be like lemon cake?? I had some last week and just about died–very dense and moist, with a nice light glaze type iceing on top. If you ever do a recipe for that, I would love you forever!! LOL
    Looking at all your lemon stuff now. I’m addicted to all things lemon-y.

  7. Hi Jo-Anna, I don’t remember if I wished you and your family HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A VERY HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS 2016!!

    I made your Lemon Loaf, turned out beautiful, very delicate. But, I didn’t know if after you pour the sugar lemon juice over do you leave it until the next day in the wax paper. I pulled off the wax paper when it was cooled and it took some of the crust of the loaf with it. Maybe I should have left the wax paper on it until the next day. Jan 31, 2016 6:40 pm

  8. 5 stars
    My oh my how yummy! Making it for the second time. First was delicious but sunk in the middle. Any idea why?

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