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English Lemon Loaf Cake

English Lemon Loaf Cake

My relatives used to serve this cake in England.  It is a delicious lemony cake that everyone will want you to make often. 


1 Cup Sugar (Divided)

1 Cup Butter (Softened)

2 Eggs (Room Temperature)

1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Cup Milk

2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

Grated Rind Of 1/2 Lemon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Grease and flour standard size loaf pan. 

In large-size bowl cream 2/3 cup sugar and butter together.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well until mixture is light and fluffy. 

In medium-size bowl combine flour, kosher salt, and baking powder. 

Add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with milk.  Beat until combined. 

Pour into prepared pan. 

Place in oven 45 minutes until done.  Remove from oven. 

Mix remaining 1/3 cup sugar, lemon juice, and lemon rind in small-size saucepan.  Heat until sugar is dissolved.  Pour over cake in pan while cake is still hot. 

Let cool to room temperature before removing cake from pan. 

Makes 1 Loaf

Prep Time:    20 Minutes

Cook Time:   45 Minutes

Total Time:   65 Minutes

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Victoria Glavin Hart