Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TWD/BWJ Lemon Loaf Cake


Today's Tuesday with Dorie/Baking with Julia is hosted by Michelle who blogs at The Beauty of Life and Truc who blogs at Treats. Check their blogs for the complete recipe. I also saw some amazing cakes and cookies on their blogs, so spend a moment and get to know these bakers.
So...Lemon Loaf Cakes, I made this treat today. The beauty of making something at the last minute is that you can use the advice of many bakers who are not procrastinators.

This cake comes together in five minutes says the instructions. I guess this baker didn't have 4 small children under 5 in their kitchen. But it did come together quickly and in one bowl. I rubbed my lemon zest into my sugar--a trick I learned from Dorie. It smells heavenly and makes me happy. I also added the juice of a lemon to up the lemon flavor. I baked 3 small loaves in my Pampered Chef Mini Loaf Pan. I also made a frosting with a little butter, powdered sugar and lemon juice.
The verdict...delicious! The cake had a tight crumb and was very tender. I think a bit more salt would help and maybe some lemon oil to up the lemon flavor.  Next time I make this I will serve it with a fresh blueberry sauce and whipped cream.

24 comments:

Amanda said...

It's funny how kids "helping" really slows the process down. Glad you guys liked it, it looks perfect!

Cakelaw said...

I adore your sunny lemon loaf on the suburst flower plate - it sings "spring" to me.

mireia badia said...

How great that you enjoyed the loaf, I liked it too!!!

Lois Evensen said...

It looks delicious! Very high on the YUM rating scale. :)

Nedra said...

lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Anything citrus-y is a big plus in our house. (almost ranks as high as chocolate)

Peggy the Baker said...

Oh my. The thought of blueberry sauce makes me want to bake this again as soon as the blueberries come in!

Nicole said...

Mine didn't come together in 5 minutes, because you have to make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. I still liked it! It looks great with the glaze.

Katrina said...

I ALMOST rubbed the zest into the sugar, just for that smell. Love doing that. But decided just to do exactly what the recipe said (even though I knew that wouldn't change things).
I don't think any baking/making only takes 5 minutes at my house!

Flourchild said...

Wow your plate and your bread are like a burst of sunshine! Love it!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Great post - I love the bright yellow color of your plates. The Lemon Loaves look delicious. I also really like your blog, especially the "Brownie Motto", wonderful!

Tomato Thymes said...

Love your photos and your version of the lemon loaf!

Lisa

dashofsaltandpaper said...

Even with a napping child, mine didn't come together in 5 minutes. ;) And I agree, this would be delicious with blueberries.

Teresa said...

Great photo! The glazed cake against the lemon background was just perfect.

Cher Rockwell said...

I love the thick layer of icing on the cake. It looks like just the perfect addition

Im At Home Baking said...

Yummy!
Yes, in 5 minutes as long as you have everything done ahead too!

thinklovesleepdine said...

Blueberries and whip cream sounds like a great way to eat it.

Lizzy said...

Beautifully done, Cindy! I love the glaze!!!

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks so yummy!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Heather Kinnaird said...

That is the perfect plate for your loaf!

momto8 said...

Looks delicious!! love the way the glaze looks. YUM!

Beth said...

This looks delicious. I'm a big fan of lemon!

Gloria said...

Looks delicious. You won me over with making this with blueberry sauce next time! Yum.

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Your lemon loaf looks and sounds so delicious Cindy! I have a hunch I could eat that whole luscious loaf!

Kayte said...

More lemon and a glaze...yes yes!! That looks lovely...I loved this recipe, and the guys did as well as it went a long way, one small slice was satisfying and I didn't even glaze mine...but I will next time! I think I am caught up finally with your blog...didn't comment on all the posts, but read them all! Loved all those gifting ideas...you are so thoughtful!