Lemon Loaf

I wanted to make this so badly today but I cannot turn the oven on, it’s just too hot. It’s a simple lemon cake recipe you make in a loaf pan and top with a tart syrup. Beware -you must love citris! This is a old recipe we used to make around Christmas, thanks to Mom for cataloging it.

Lemon Loaf

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • rind of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 milk


Pre-heat oven to 350F.

Cream sugar and shortening and add eggs. Sift Flour, adding baking powder and salt. Add half of the milk to the sugar mix, then half of the flour mix to the creamed sugar. Repeat until all milk and flour mix are used and combined. Add lemon rind.

Bake in a loaf pan and about 10 minutes before it’s done increase the oven’s heat to brown the loaf.

Mix the juice of one lemon, and 1/4 cup of white sugar. When the loaf pan comes out of the oven pour the syryp mix directly over the hot cake. Cool for about 5 minutes before removing form the pan.

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