Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TWD BWJ - Lemon Loaf Cake

I hate leaving things to the last minute but I have to admit I only pulled this beauty out of the oven at 8am this morning! Of course that meant the kids wanted cake for breakfast :)

I adore citrus and definitely prefer fruit based cakes/desserts to chocolate ones, so this Lemon Loaf Cake was perfect for me. It was wonderful warm and just as good cold the next day. That to me is a sign of a great cake!

Of course I did make a few substitutions because we had run out of certain ingredients. I used light olive oil instead of butter and mango/passionfruit yoghurt instead of cream. So this isn't really a pound cake like the recipe at all. You can see the bubbles in each slice which I think is typical of a yoghurt cake.

But whatever you call it, it was delicious! Light, moist and full of lemony goodness. A simple icing sugar and lemon juice glaze was the perfect topping.

Our hosts this week are Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty of Life. You will find the recipe for this gorgeous cake on their blogs.


  1. So pleased you liked yours... which by the way does look delicious!
    Unfortunately I didn't like mine too much.

  2. Yours looks great and I loved the lemon loaf too.


  3. Your loaf looks delicious. I love that you used yogurt instead of cream. I enjoyed this, but like the idea of making lower fat.
    As much as I love chocolate, I'll take a good lemon dessert anyday.

  4. Your substitutions sound lovely. I am sure the yogurt really lightened things up.

    Nice job!

  5. Your loaf turned out lovely. I bet the mango/passion fruit yogurt gave it great falvor. I won't be putting this recipe in my rotation file - just did not have the wow I was expecting.

  6. Nice presentation!

    ~ Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/twd-baking-with-julia-lemon-loaf cake/

  7. Luckily, this is a cake that lends itself to breakfast eating! I really like your substitutions. Olive oil and Greek yogurt have become favorites for me in cakes.

  8. That looks incredibly yummy,beautiful photo !

  9. I like the sound of your substitutions!

  10. Lovely Cake ... The glaze makes it soo tempting !!!


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