Quick flashback~ I lived in London for a year or so and that’s where I was acquainted to lemon cakes. I would almost all the time buy McVities Lemon cake when I went grocery shopping (that cake is gorgeous). But after coming back to my motherland India, I could no longer enjoy my favorite cake so I decided to bake it! To my horror, that lemon cake turned out to be a disaster! My cakes may not turn out perfect all the time but they always taste great but this particular cake in question shook my confidence in baking, cooking and everything I thought I knew!
Luckily, I’ve got the skin of a Rhino and I never give up! I kept looking for better recipes and ways to avoid another disaster and today my friends was the day when I combined a few recipes and baked a PERFECT lemon loaf cake!!! God finally granted my wish! So my readers, look no further, this is the recipe you want to try to bake a super moist lemon loaf cake!
So, What are we baking?
Lemon Loaf Cake
This recipe will yield a 20 cm loaf. Serves abut 6-8 people.
What are we using?
22 cm loaf tin
250 gms flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
150 gms light brown sugar
125 gms butter (room temp)
2 large eggs
1 tbsp lemon juice
Rind of 1 lemon
150 ml milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
What are we doing?
Preheat oven at 180 degrees. Butter your tin and line with parchment/butter paper.
Step 1: Sieve flour and baking powder and mix it properly.
Step 2: Whisk together butter and sugar until pale yellow. In a separate jar, whisk together milk and eggs.
Step 3: Add the flour mix little by little to the butter+sugar mix. Simultaneously, keep adding the milk+eggs milk little by little too, so that that it forms a batter. By the end of this process, your flour mix, milk+eggs mix and butter+sugar mix should have formed a smooth batter.
Step 3: Add in the lemon juice, lemon rind and vanilla essence to the mixture to the batter. Make sure its not too liquidey. I’ve noticed thicker batters yield denser cakes.
Step 4: Bake at 160 degrees for 35 minutes or until just golden on the top. Insert a skewer and if it comes out clean then your cake is ready!
Enjoy this cake on a sunny morning with tea or munch on it after supper!
Let us know what you thought about it and how your cake turned out! I’m sure you’ll love it!