Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake

seth martin 1

"I made this cake purely as an experiment. Wow did it come through! I had been craving a lemon-flavored something for a while and this completely satisfied it. It's sweet, yet retains that delicious tart lemon zing and flavor. My dad loved it."


1 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 338 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 264 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the room temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the sour cream, vanilla, and lemon peel. Beat for an additional 2 minutes. Batter will look curdled. Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into a prepared 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a plate.
  4. To make glaze: Whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Pour glaze over entire cake and allow cake to cool while the glaze is soaked in.
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  1. 11 Ratings


When I saw that the center was still very wet after the alloted time, I turned the oven down 25 degrees and put tinfoil loosely over the top. Turned out beautifully. Next time, I'll try 45 min-1...

Tasted fine but marking down because of misleading cooking time. I made this twice -- 35 minutes the first time (toothpick seemed dry); 45 minutes the second time. Both times I had to throw out ...

Good, easy recipe,Ihad no sour cream so subbed with milk,doubled lemon peel but think more lemon flavouring would be good. Baking time in a loaf pan took lot longer.