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Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze: Inspired by the lemon loaf from Starbucks, this loaf emanates the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. It is the perfect complement to a hot cup of tea | aheadofthyme.com

The Best Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Inspired by the lemon loaf from Starbucks, the best lemon loaf with lemon glaze emanates the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. It is the perfect complement to a warm cup of tea and a good book.


Ingredients

For the loaf:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (or zest from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 12 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

Loaf:]

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and yogurt and whisk until smooth. Drizzle in oil and continue whisking.
  3. Add lemon zest, extract and juice and continue to whisk.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk for about one minute until fully combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 50 mins. Check that it is done with a toothpick.
  7. Allow loaf to cool in the loaf pan for an hour. Then remove loaf from the pan and allow it to cool on a wire rack for another hour or 2 until completely cooled.

Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, add the icing sugar. Slowly mix in the lemon juice and continually stir until smooth.
  2. Evenly drizzle glaze over bread. Allow glaze to set and dry before slicing.