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Lemon Bread

This delicious lemon bread is a great sweet treat that is bursting with the flavor of freshly squeezed lemons. Topped with a delicious lemon glaze, this lemon bread will definitely make you want to keep some lemons lying around.


Lemon Loaf

  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or plain yogurt sour cream will work as well
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Lemon Glaze

  • 3/4 cups powder sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until nice and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one.
  4. Add lemon zest, juice, vanilla and yogurt, mix until ingredients are combined.
  5. Add all dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated, scraping down sides as needed.
  6. Grease 8 x 4 loaf pan and pour batter into pan.
  7. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Lemon Glaze

  1. While loaf is cooking add powder sugar to a small bowl. Slowly add lemon juice as needed. For thicker icing add more powder sugar, to thin icing out add more lemon juice.

Recipe Notes

Add more or less lemon juice to the bread and icing to your taste. If you are looking for a stronger lemon flavor you can add lemon extract as well.