Lemon loaf cake

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Julie

Julie

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
55
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
8 tbsp lemon juice (divided)
3 tsp lemon zest
170 g butter
250 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
eggs
160 g full-fat Greek yogurt
280 g flour
3 tsp baking powder
350 g confectioner's sugar
butter for greasing
flour for dusting
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • bowl
  • loaf pan
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • rubber spatula
  • wire rack
  • whisk

Nutrition per serving

Cal
429
Protein
5 g
Fat
15 g
Carb
68 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Grease and flour a loaf pan.  Add butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt to a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
    • 170 g butter
    • 250 g sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • butter for greasing
    • flour for dusting
    • oven
    • bowl
    • loaf pan
    • hand mixer with beaters

    Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Add butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt to a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.

  • Step 2/4

    Beat in eggs one at a time. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and Greek yogurt and mix to combine. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl, then add to butter-egg mixture and stir to a smooth batter.
    • eggs
    • 3 tsp lemon zest
    • 3 tbsp lemon juice
    • 160 g full-fat Greek yogurt
    • 280 g flour
    • 3 tsp baking powder
    • bowl
    • rubber spatula

    Beat in eggs one at a time. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and Greek yogurt and mix to combine. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl, then add to butter-egg mixture and stir to a smooth batter.

  • Step 3/4

    Transfer batter into the prepared loaf pan, smooth out the top, and bake at 175°C/350°F for approx. 55 min. Remove from the oven and let cool down in the pan for approx. 15 min. before removing it from the loaf pan. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
    • oven
    • wire rack

    Transfer batter into the prepared loaf pan, smooth out the top, and bake at 175°C/350°F for approx. 55 min. Remove from the oven and let cool down in the pan for approx. 15 min. before removing it from the loaf pan. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Step 4/4

    Add confectioner’s sugar and remaining lemon juice to a bowl and mix into a thick frosting. Spread the frosting on the cooled lemon cake. Enjoy!
    • 350 g confectioner's sugar
    • 5 tbsp lemon juice
    • bowl
    • whisk

    Add confectioner’s sugar and remaining lemon juice to a bowl and mix into a thick frosting. Spread the frosting on the cooled lemon cake. Enjoy!