Best Lemon Loaf Ever


This is a seriously amazing lemon loaf cake recipe. It was gone in a few hours. The icing makes it that much better!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf cake


Lemon Loaf:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3 eggs, at room temperature

  • cup lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. Cream sugar and butter in a separate bowl with an electric mixer. Add eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and vanilla; beat until incorporated.

  3. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture; whisk until smooth. Add oil and mix well. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

  5. While the cake is cooling, mix powdered sugar, milk, lemon zest, and lemon extract in a bowl until smooth. Pour over cooled cake; slice when icing sets.

Cook's Note:

Coconut oil may be substituted for vegetable oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
19g Fat
61g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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