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RECIPE: Easy lemon loaf cake with lemon glaze

Bright, zesty and full of flavour - this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a bit of citrus-y sweetness

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By House & Garden South Africa | January 23, 2023 | Recipes

This easy lemon loaf cake with lemon glaze is bright with citrus flavour and has a moist and soft crumb. The cake, which is made with yoghurt and butter gets brushed with lemon syrup as well as coated in a delicious lemon glaze icing. This is a fool-proof recipe that everyone will love.

A classic lemon loaf cake should be in any baker’s repertoire. As with my best carrot cake recipe and Victorian sponge cake with strawberry jam I did a fair bit of research and testing. Most classic lemon drizzle loaf cakes are a variation of pound cake, but I found the texture too dense. I wanted something lighter.

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With a background in hospitality management and food brand marketing, Sam is a professional food stylist, recipe developer, and food photographer. The internet is her natural habitat, and is home to all her food creativity.