Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TWD: Lemon Loaf Cake

I love lemony baked goods. I love lemony baked goods so much I want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant. - Tracy Jordan (Well, I added the lemony goodness part)

I really do love anything with lemons in it. Lemon bars, lemon meringue pie, lemon tarts. You name it!

This lemon loaf cake was a pretty simple recipe and comes out pretty tasty. Well, only around the edges. If you follow the directions straight from the book, like I did, you might find it a little dry in the middle. The edges were moist and full of potent lemon flavors, but the middle was lacking. I kept reaching for some milk when getting to the center. I thought adding lemon icing would help, but it didn't. It just made the edges taste even better! 

Next time, I'll have to add lemon juice before or after baking. MORE LEMONS! ha ha! 

I love lemons. :) 

Oh, also I think it helped that the lemons I used were from my coworker's really old lemon tree that produces a TON of fruit. They are also small in size (I used 5 lemons for the zest) and potent in flavor. Yuuuumm yum. 

This week's TWD hosts were Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty of Life. Check out their blogs for the recipe.


  1. I love lemons too! The tarter the better!

  2. Yours looks terrific, a bit more like what I was expecting it to turn out like! Great job!

  3. Ha - funny quote.
    Lemon is best when it is totally mouth puckering :-)

  4. Hahahaha! I love the Tracy Jordan quote - I'm a big 30 Rock fan!! Lovely loaf!

  5. I definitely agree that more lemon would be awesome! It looks great!!

  6. I love the look of your glaze. I was trying for that... I too LOVE lemon and this did not do it for me. My favorite lemon dessert so far has to be Emily Luchetti's lemon squares. They are to die for.