lemon cake

Lemon Loaf


I love lemon cake because I love all things lemon. This cake is the easiest lemon loaf I ever made. A one-bowl cake, that needed me to just toss all the ingredients together and beat in one go. Approximately took me 7 mins to get the batter ready. To a mommy of two smallies, recipes like these are a treasure.


  • For the cake:
  • 2 sticks /1 cup/225 gms butter, softened
  • 150gms castor sugar
  • 275 gms flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • For the icing
  • Juice of 2 limes3/4 cup icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Grease a large loaf tin with butter and line it with parchment paper. Let the sides overhang a bit, so when the cake is done, you can lift the loaf out with ease.
  3. Measure all the ingredients for the cake and add to a large bowl.
  4. Using a cake beater or a whisk, beat all the ingredients together till it forms a smooth batter.
  5. Pour into the prepared cake tin and let the cake bake for about 45-50 minutes.
  6. The loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean or with dry crumbs.
  7. While the loaf cools, making the icing. Simply mix the lemon juice and the icing sugar till it forms a runny syrup. Pour over the cake, while the cake is still in the tin.
  8. When the cake has cooled down a bit, lift it out of the tin and cut into slices.

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