Lemon Bread

Lemon Bread Recipe

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Missy Asche


This bread tastes so lemony and is wonderfully moist. My almost 2 year old grandson, Camden, literally squealed with excitement when I gave him pieces of this! He would share the smaller pieces of bread with his mom, but wouldn't give her the large piece he had in front of him - he ate that piece himself! He loves it so much I'm going to make him his own loaf for his 2nd birthday next month :-)


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Varies, depending on how large or small you cut the pieces. But on average this will serve 6-10
15 Min
45 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 2 & 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1 & 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 c

  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Lemon Bread


  1. If your butter is hard, you can microwave it 4 seconds on each side for a total of 16 seconds. For example, microwave 4 seconds, turn the butter to the side and microwave another 4 seconds, etc... Keep turning the butter until all 4 sides are microwaved for four seconds each. This makes it perfectly soft without melting it :-)
  2. With a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, lemon juice & peel. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder & salt. Gradually stir this dry mix into the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix well after each addition.
  3. Pour into a well greased 8 X 4 loaf pan (especially the bottom!)
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Combine glaze ingredients. When bread is done, remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Spread small amount of glaze onto warm cake so the glaze can get into the cracks on top of the cake and absorb nicely while it's still warm. Allow bread to cool at least 20 minutes or more before spreading on the remaining glaze. Waiting for the bread to cool to apply the rest of the glaze allows more of the glaze to adhere to the bread instead of it just pouring off the sides. Also, I like to apply a small amount of glaze to the sides of my bread and if it's too warm, it won't stick.

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About Lemon Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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