Lemon Loaf Cake

 

A few years ago I bought a Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan at a thrift store for a dollar.  The pan was in perfect shape and lightly used.  Nordic Ware baking pans are always expensive so I grabbed it.  I like to bake with Nordic Ware but this is the only one like this loaf pan that I have ever seen.  It must of been a short run production.

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I have finally found the perfect recipe for this pan.  The lemon bread recipe is not too sweet and has a pound cake crumb with a light lemon glaze on it.  This is going to be the perfect gift for a friend that remembers her Italian father’s love of lemon bread.

Lemon Loaf

  • Servings: 10 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups (350 grams) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (9.2 grams) baking powder
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) sour cream
  • 2/3 cup (158 ml) vegetable oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • 4 tablespoons (59 ml) lemon juice

Directions Cake:

Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Prepare 8 inch round springform pan or 8 inches x 4 inches loaf pan with vegetable spray.  Parchment paper should be used to line bottom of pans to prevent sticking on the bottom when removing cake.

Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.  In a mixing bowl on slow speed mix sugar and sour cream.  Add eggs one at a time mixing after each one.  Blend in oil.  Slowly add flour until blended. Add lemon juice.  Don’t over mix to keep the cake tender. Pour in prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes until cake tester come out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.  Turn out from pan and glaze.

Ingredients Lemon Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons (31 grams) confectioners sugar
  • 3 teaspoons (10 ml) lemon juice

Directions:

Mix in a saucepan until dissolved over medium heat.  Remove from heat just before glaze begin to boil.  Poke  holes in warm cake and brush on glaze.

 

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. KR says:

    Look so tasty and delicious 🙂 And lemon is very good idea!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I tried different recipe and I found this one that tasted the best because it isn’t real sweet and the lemon flavor really comes out.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Quiltmouse says:

    Love anything Lemon! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pan like that. Lucky find. It gives a simple loaf a special appearance.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It took a while to find a recipe that would fit in the pan. A quick bread recipes didn’t work and would over flow. It took a heavy pound cake to do the trick. This came from a British cookbook and it was originally baked in a springform pan.. To my surprise it didn’t overflow and make a pretty brown crust. I had the pan sitting in a biscuit pan in the oven just in case.

      I am always looking for pans and dishes to use for this blog at thrift stores. I mostly come home with cookbooks to entertain myself with.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Nordicware comes up with some cool stuff to bake with. It is expensive to buy new. I have been buying from them for many years just because I knew it was something that was made here in Minnesota. They never moved their production to China. I used to get a pan when I had enough Betty Crocker coupons. But that stopped 15 years ago. Now I just look for them on sale or in thrift stores. Last year I found the train mini cakes pan that makes a whole train for $3.

      I hope you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas.

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  3. The cake looks so moist and tasty. Love this baking pan!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Yes it is a moist . Thanks for stopping in.

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  4. Great pan, I will try this, do you think a heavy bundt pan would work?

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      If it is only a 6 cup bundt pan because this doesn’t make enough to fill a 10- 12 cup bundt pan. I would make it in a standard loaf (bread) pan. You can also make it in a 8 inch springform pan. You will have to adjust the time down because it will take less time in a round cake pan.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  5. trkingmomoe says:

    Thanks. It is really a good recipe. I try to post recipes that will give good results for everyday cooks with limited incomes. I enjoy looking for the diamonds in the rough.

    It is really a neat pan. It took a while to find a recipe that the batter would not climb out of the pan.

    Thanks for your comment.

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  6. Sounds like a great recipe. I will deftly if. The pan is also so oriy.

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    1. Sorry for the typos. Autocorrect woes. I will definitely try your recipe and I love the pan.

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      1. trkingmomoe says:

        You will like the pound cake. Oh. Don’t worry about the typos we all do that. I knew what you meant. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice Christmas Season.

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        1. A very happy Christmas and season’s greetings to you and yours!

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