Buttermilk Lemon Cake Loaves

Buttermilk Lemon Cake Loaves

lemon cake loaves

I am obsessed with lemon desserts. So delicious and moist. Be sure to use cake flour so you will yield a light and moist cake.  Perfect for gift giving or just enjoying with a cup of coffee in the morning.  To amp up this delicious little loaf cake you can serve with lemon scented whip cream and fresh raspberries.  Enjoy!





Buttermilk Lemon Cake Loaves
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These delicious and moist cake are a perfect end to any meal. Try serving the sliced cake with lemon scented whip cream and fresh raspberries.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3 loaves
  • 3- ¼ cup cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (about 3 small lemons)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 1- ¼ cup buttermilk
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare three 8x4 inch loaf pan, cutting parchment to fit bottom of pans, then spray with cooking spray.
  3. Place loaf pans on a baking sheet.
  4. Whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest until fluffy. About 4 minutes.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl once they have all been added.
  7. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and lemon extract.
  8. Add flour mixture at low speed, alternating with the buttermilk and ending with the flour.
  9. Mix until just combined, do not over mix
  10. Divide batter evenly into the three pans. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs, and cake bounces back at the touch.
  11. Let loaves cool on rack for about 30 minutes before drizzling with the frosting
Lemon Glaze:
1 cup powder sugar
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
zest of one lemon

In a small bowl combine all the ingredients, mix until smooth. Drizzle over top of cooled loaves.



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