So I guess we are just going to jump right to the chase. The best part about this lemon loaf, hands down, is the fact that it can be eaten as breakfast or dessert. All I’ve ever wanted in life, really…
This perfect simple iced lemon loaf is made with a few basic staple ingredients, is incredibly light, and packed with flavor at the same time. It is brightened up with a few tablespoons of lemon juice and a hint of zest to give you the citrusy flavor you know & love!
The loaf is also topped with a simple four ingredient icing to make it ever so slightly indulgent and sweet. Of course, feel free to leave off the icing and enjoy as is, but boy oh boy does the icing step it up a notch! Either way, I promise you’ll be delighted.
Recipe tips? Of course…
Tip number one… work with room temperature ingredients! This is always important in loaves, but especially this one where we’re working with citrus. When I tell you I tested this loaf seven times… I really tested it seven times. I tested a lot of different variables with this recipe, and I consistently got the best texture when I worked with room temperature ingredients as the lemon juice combined with the rest of the batter most easily.
Tip number two… Do not over mix your batter! Over mixing most quick breads like this one causes the loaf to turn out slightly tough versus being light and fluffy. And the texture on this loaf is one of my favorite parts about it! Simply fold the dry ingredients together with the wet and you’ll be good as gold! Here is a great quick tutorial on how to fold ingredients if you need it. 🙂
I hope you enjoy this bright & sunny loaf! It’s truly delicious and only needs some staple ingredients to pack in the flavor. 🙂 Happy baking!