Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Loaf Cake

Wow, so apparently I missed Tuesday. I made this cake before Easter and had my blog post written out in my head, but failed to actually write it, and now it is Wednesday. Oh well, better late than never, right?

Check out our hosts this week for the full recipe: Treats and The Beauty of Life. As I mentioned, I made this before Easter so I could take it to my family since I was planning to go home anyway. I typically don't care too much for lemon things so I didn't expect much from this. Looking over the recipe, it seemed pretty simple and straightforward, but I was surprised that there was only the zest from the lemons and no juice used.

Ready to go in the oven.
I made the recipe exactly as stated, as I generally do. I did have to use a slightly smaller loaf pan than stated because that's the only size I have. It turned out fine, but maybe a bit more curved at the top.

I thought this cake was pretty good. It is very similar to a pound cake with a hint of lemon. If it is going to be lemon, I think I would prefer more intense lemon taste and also a glaze icing. This was a big hit with my mom though, so I'm glad she liked it.

Sliced and ready to enjoy! Notice the flecks of lemon zest. 


  1. Oh, yeah, definitely better late than I just posted mine today as well...I'm notorious for posting late for some reason. I should strive to do better...maybe...maybe so. Your loaf looks beautiful, you did a great job on it. I'm with you on a lemon glaze, that sounds delightful!

  2. Great looking cake and pictures.


  3. Your loaf looks very lovely & in your head posts are half of the way to real posts, right?
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Great pictures, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Nice looking cake! I've made it twice now. It is a nice cake to take for a gift.