Sunshine Lemon Loaf
Our Sunshine Lemon Loaf Cake is perfect for those who love the zesty fragrance of lemons. Moist and fluffy, you might polish the whole cake if you are not careful!
Servings Prep Time
8people 20minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Servings Prep Time
8people 20minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Ingredients
  • 1/2cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2cup fresh full-cream milk
  • 1 1/2cups plain flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp baking powder
Glaze
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4cup icing sugar
  • Dried rose petals
  • Crushed pistachio
Instructions
Step 1: Prepare the dry ingredients
  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and mix well. Set aside
Step 2: Prepare the batter of the cake
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Whisk at medium speed white for 3 - 4 minutes till white and fluffy.Add eggs one at a time to batter, whisk at low speed.
  2. Add the flour mixture and milk to batter in three batches, starting and ending with flour mixture.
  3. Add lemon juice, zest and combine well. Be careful not to over-mix as that will result in a denser loaf.
Step 3: Put the lemon loaf to bake
  1. Pour batter into a lined and greased loaf pan and smooth out the top with a spatula. #Tip: tap pan on countertop to release any air trapped within.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C degree for 55 to 60 minutes.
  3. Let loaf cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing it. #Tip: make sure loaf is completely cooled before glazing, otherwise sugar will melt.
Step 4: Make the glaze and garnish the lemon loaf
  1. For the glaze, whisk icing sugar and lemon juice in a bowl until well mixed. Pour the glaze over loaf and garnish with crushed pistachio and dried rose petals