Lemon Bread


When I went searching for the perfect lemon bread recipe, I found lots that had lemon peel, but little or no lemon juice.  I wanted a bread with a strong lemony taste, so I combined a couple recipes together, boosted the lemon juice content, and VOILA!


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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of one 8 X 4 X 2 inch loaf pan. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl blend together the sugar


and butter. Then blend in eggs until well combined.


Add flour and mix well.


Stir in buttermilk,


lemon peel,


lemon juice, baking soda


and salt.


Mix until just combined. Pour batter into the loaf pan


and bake about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool on rack for 10 minutes. To make glaze, mix together lemon juice and powdered sugar. Spoon glaze over loaf.

When cool, use a knife to loosen the bread from the pan, and then remove.


Lemony lemony!  Have a slice with a cup of tea – a perfect way to relax at the end of the day.



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12 Responses

  1. Glenda says:

    Lemon! MMMmmmmm……my favorite!

  2. Carol says:

    That looks like a keeper! Thanks Suzanne!

  3. Vivian says:

    Delicious! And you’re sure this is part of a healthy diet? 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Margaret Moore says:

    I have a wonderful lemon bread recipe that was my mother’s that is always our holiday treat. I would be happy to share the recipe. It uses golden raisins and nuts and lots of eggs and butter – definitely high calorie but delicious.

  5. Shirene says:

    Baked the lemon bread this morning WOW. I have looked for a recipe like this and so happy you shared. The bread was moist with true lemon kick. With the snow coming down this recipe was my little bit of sunshine.

  6. K says:

    The BEST lemon cake ever! I already had two pieces and haven’t even started the tea yet. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Helen says:


    Can you please share your lemon bread recipe? Thanks!

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