Lemon Loaf


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract (optional)
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • Icing sugar for sprinkling the top of cake

Method –

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Grease and flour an 8” X 4” loaf pan and line with parchment paper
  3. In a mixing bowl, sieve together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy
  5. Mix in the eggs one at a time
  6. Mix in the vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest and lemon juice
  7. Fold in the flour alternately with buttermilk in batches
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes
  9. Once it is cool, dust the top with icing sugar

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