Organic Lemon Loaf with Tangy Lemon Glaze

Everyone loves that lemon loaf you can get at your local coffee shop! My version is better because you make it in your own kitchen, and it doesn’t have one ingredient you can’t pronounce! All of my recipes are made from the purest and best quality ingredients and if you can find organic or locally sourced lemons, it makes this cake even better. Here in Florida, we have so many lemon trees. I am always looking for ways to use them all up!

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Organic Lemon Loaf with Tangy Lemon Glaze

yield: 1 loaf prep time: 25 minutes cook time: 45-50 minutes


3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup full fat sour cream

1/2 cup canola oil

2 T lemon zest from organic washed lemons

2 T lemon juice 2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 cups AP flour


3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft.

3 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 and 1/2 cups confectioners sugar


Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. ( I use the gold non stick metal pans from Williams Sonoma, but still butter and flour them).

For cake: Add eggs in a large bowl, sugar, sour cream and whisk until combined. Add oil while whisking. Add lemon zest and juice and stir in.

Add flour, baking powder, salt and stir until just combined. Remember not to over beat once you add flour because it will make your cake tough.

Add mixture to prepared pan and bake in center over for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and springs back.

Cool for an hour before adding the glaze on top.

For glaze: Combine all glaze ingredients and gently whisk until very thick. Spread on top of cooled cake.



  1. Annie says:

    Looks yummy—adding ingredients to shopping list to make today! However, is the prep time incorrect? Sorry to add this to comment—-but I will pin your recipes and IG photos of completed baked goods—to make up for it! Thank you!

    1. editor says:

      Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention, Annie! The “meta” portion was a dummy one in the initial set up, so I corrected it just now!! Let me know how it turns out!!!

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