Lemon Bread with a Little Glaze

Every year my son asks for Lemon cake for his birthday and while I’m more than happy to oblige, I also wanted to make it holiday friendly.  I took a few recipes that I found and did a combo of sorts, making it my own I suppose and finally decided on a loaf recipe.  Lemon Bread.  I made this as a Christmas gift for our boss and they loved it. She was appreciative of me putting in the effort to make something and said it was so delicious that she tried to replicate it, but failed.  She of course asked me for the recipe. That made me feel good!

See,  you don’t always have to spend money on materialistic items you know, something from the heart and handmade is what counts.


  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Grated rind of one lemon

Glaze Ingredients

  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350′ for metal pan, 325 for glass.  Blend margarine and sugar and beat in eggs.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to batter alternating with buttermilk.  Mix well.  Stir in grated lemon rind.  Pour into 9″ x 5″ loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake at for 1 hour for metal pan and 1 hour 15min for glass pan.

While bread bakes, combine glaze ingredients, stirring lemon juice until sugar dissolves.  When baked, remove bread from pan and pierce top with toothpick or cake tester all over.  Spoon glaze over.  Allow to cool before slicing!  This freezes well folks.

TIP: If you don’t have buttermilk, add a little vinegar to regular milk and let sit for a few minutes.

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  1. 1

    DOTTIE PACE says


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    Kimberly L says

    I have never had Lemon cake, I’ve had Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. I need to give this one a try. Sounds great

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    jules p says

    I just love how you show us a picture step by step. That is so helpful.(though I know it is a lot of work) I really appreciate this. And this looks like another great recipe.
    When my dd gets home-we will have to make this!

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    herblady says

    Yum! I love lemons; MUST try this recipe.

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    Jody says

    Yummmm, i need to get me some buttermilk & try this one, i love anything lemon flavoured!!

    Jody in Aus xx

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    tanyetta says

    YUMM!!! I am going to make this with my son tomorrow. I’m sure he’ll LOVE helping :)

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    Lori A. says

    That looks so yummy!! I love lemon flavored stuff, too. :)

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    Rhonda says

    This sounds and looks great. My family loves anything with lemon in it. This is a must try for us.

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    nancye says

    I love,love,love lemon anything. I am making this today, can’t wait to taste this yummy looking dessert.

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    sito says

    Just poking around your blog a bit and saw the Lemon Bread heading. I love lemon, and I actually have all the ingredients on hand for this. This boys will get a treat today!

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    Denese says

    Oooh, this looks so good and I just happen to have all the ingrdients.
    Love the pictures, thank you. :)

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    julia says

    when i saw your photo on flickr i knew this had to be
    lemon bread.. one of my favorite recipes and one i’d
    sadly misplaced. thanks!

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    ulai says

    This looks great and maybe like you’re using your Kitchenaid to make it. I’ve tried something like this before but thought the glaze made it kind of gummy. I might have to try it again with this recipe.

  14. 14

    Yum!!! Please may I have a piece?