Lemon Cake Loaf

Lemon Loaf Cake

by Megan on April 17, 2012

I recently confessed about my love affair with citrus. The bright tangy taste and the fresh crisp smell is enough to melt my heart. Lemon treats can make me weak in the knees.
I once thought chocolate was the love of my taste-buds, but as I get older and wiser, I’m beginning to question that relationship. Oh don’t get me wrong. I’ll always love chocolate. It’s just that I now realise, there’s room in my heart for more than one love.

lemon cake
This weeks Baking With Julia recipe is for a Lemon Cake Loaf. It’s a sturdy loaf that is dense and dare I say, kind of dry. I have loved every recipe that we have made from the cookbook Baking with Julia, but this one leaves me shaking my head.

This was an easy enough recipe. You only use one bowl and just stir it up.  Easy peasy! But even though you add the zest of three lemons, I did not thing it was all that lemony. It was very subtle.

Easy Lemon pound cake
Many of the other TWD gals thought it needed a glaze. I went with a lemon curd on the side, but wish I would have added a lemon glaze. This loaf cake sliced up really nice allowing me to make very thin slice.  It would be perfect lightly toasted with a cup of tea.
I also think this would be a great base for Strawberry Shortcake. It’s easy to throw together and will stand up to those macerated berries and ice cream.
Yep, it would be perfect!

If you would like to try the Lemon Cake Loaf recipe, check out the blogs of our hostesses,
Truc of Treats
Michelle of The Beauty of Life



{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katrina April 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I think you’re right–this would make a good strawberry shortcake. And I like the powdered sugar on top of yours. Served with berries this was pretty good. But I was missing chocolate in my dessert! ;)

2 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes April 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

You can’t go wrong serving it with lemon curd. It baked up beautifully.

3 Mari April 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I don’t understand if you didn’t love this, why post it? I DO love your site, and recipes, but if you don’t like it, why would I try it?

4 Elaine April 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Your photos are just beautiful! Your cake looks so pretty with the powdered sugar on top and combined with lemon curd and berries it must have been so delicious.

5 Pru @ Perfecting Pru April 19, 2012 at 5:38 am

I like the idea of the lemon curd on it. Could you toast it like bread and have it with butter. Sometimes I do this with pound cake – under the grill (broiler) rather than in the toaster.

6 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! April 19, 2012 at 7:17 am

I also have a love affair with citrus. Peerfect loaf!

7 KateDJ April 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

Such a great cake wasn’t it. Yours looks lovely.

8 Megan May 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hi Mari, I did like it very much. It was a little dry in that typical American pound cake kind of way but it made a great strawberry shortcake!I’d make it again!

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