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Lemon Loaf Cake

This Lemon Loaf Cake is a simple, lightly indulgent cake that you can make for your everyday dessert. If you crave the nice and bright flavor of lemon, this lemon cake highlights the flavor beautifully, in a dessert that is easy and uncomplicated.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lemon cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 205kcal
Author sanna


  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 and 1/3 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • grated zest from three lemons
  • 1 and 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream room temperature
  • 5 and 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled to room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan. Tap out the excess flour. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, salt and sugar for about a minute just until the mixture is bubbly. Add the grated zest and whisk together.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in another bowl. Sift about 1/3 of the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Whisk by hand using a wire whisk to combine. Sift the flour mixture in two more additions. Whisk just until everything is combined. No need to overdo it.
  • Whisk in the heavy cream. Switch to a rubber spatula and fold the melted butter. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake in the center rack of the oven for 50-60 minutes. A toothpick inserted at the center of the cake should come out clean. The top should crown and crack. Transfer to a wire rack and let the cake cool slightly in the pan. Remove from the pan and let cool completely.


Recipe adapted from the book, Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan. Recipe by Norman Love.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving (15 servings)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 15servings | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.4mg