Lemon Loaf Cake

April 17th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Lemon Loaf Cake with Strawberries

Lemon Loaf Cake with Strawberries

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie

Lemon Loaf Cake

Overall, the results of this Lemon Loaf Cake were pretty much like I expected from reading the description.  I made sure to seek out cake flour, since it’s a pound-like cake with a dense crumb.  The lemon flavor was fairly good.  I just used the zest, as the recipe instructed, but used Meyer lemons.  If I make this again I will try adding some lemon juice.  I’m also looking forward to trying it with lime zest, as well as a version with orange zest and possibly cranberries.

Mise en Place for Lemon Loaf Cake

Mise en Place for Lemon Loaf Cake

Meyer Lemon Zest, Sugar and Eggs

Meyer Lemon Zest, Sugar and Eggs

The outside developed a nice, slightly crunchy, sweet layer.  The inside crumb was dense, but fairly light, with a pleasant lemon taste.  You can even see the zest pieces within the crumb.  I did choose to use a slightly coarser Microplane zester than I usually use for zest, so I could get larger pieces of lemon zest.

Whisked Eggs and Sugar

Whisked Eggs and Sugar

Whisked Eggs and Sugar with Lemon Zest

Whisked Eggs and Sugar with Lemon Zest

Cream Whisked In

Cream Whisked In

Whisking in the Flour

Whisking in the Flour

As the recipe suggested, we cut the slices thin and toasted them.  The toasting enhances the lemon flavor, as well as the sweet, crunchy “crust”.  Macerated strawberries are also an excellent topping.  And, of course, homemade strawberry jam is divine, spread as a thin vibrant red glaze across the top.

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake

More Lemon Loaf with Strawberries

More Lemon Loaf with Strawberries

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.  Or, view it on the sites of these fellow Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers: Treats or The Beauty of Life

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3 Responses to “Lemon Loaf Cake”

  1. jane says:

    Looks yummy with the berries. I added the juice of a lemon and the flavor was nice.

  2. Cher says:

    This cake was definitely a friend to fresh fruit!
    Very nice.

  3. cathleen says:

    I think cranberries would be great!

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