March 29, 2023

Lemon Raspberry Loaf Cake

This Lemon Raspberry Loaf Cake is tender and moist with the perfect balance of sweetness, fresh lemon flavor, and hints of tangy raspberry. A super simple lemon glaze is drizzled on top to take it to the next level.

This cake is so great because it not only works for dessert, but can also be enjoyed for breakfast since it is sweet, but not overly sweet.

Another great thing about this cake is that it can be enjoyed year round. Lemons can be found year round and either fresh or frozen raspberries can be used.

The cake comes together really quickly and can be made in one bowl before being poured into a 1 lb loaf pan and baked.

A FEW NOTES BEFORE WE GET STARTED

Let’s bake! Preheat your oven to 350º F. Prep a 1 lb loaf pan by coating it with cooking spray and lining it with parchment.

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, and lemon zest for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl with your spatula as needed.

Add in the lemon juice and sour cream and mix until combined. It’s okay if it looks slightly curdled at this point. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

If using fresh raspberries, break them up into smaller pieces and add them to the flour mixture. If using frozen, just gently fold them in as is. With the mixer on low, add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined.

Bake the loaf for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Add in the lemon juice and whipping cream and whisk together.

Once the cake has cooled, use a spoon to carefully drizzle the lemon glaze in a zig zag motion over the cake. Enjoy!

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Lemon Raspberry Loaf Cake

This Lemon Raspberry Loaf Cake is tender and moist with the perfect balance of sweetness, fresh lemon flavor, and hints of tangy raspberry. A super simple lemon glaze is drizzled on top to take it to the next level.

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

Lemon Raspberry Loaf Cake

  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 198 grams (1 cup) sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 180 grams (1 1/2 cups) flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 oz fresh or frozen raspberries

Lemon Glaze

  • 85 grams (3/4 cup) confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp heavy whipping cream or milk

Instructions

Lemon Raspberry Loaf Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Prep a 1 lb loaf pan by coating it with cooking spray and lining it with parchment that slightly overhangs on each side.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, and lemon zest for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl with your spatula as needed.
  5. Add in the lemon juice and sour cream and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. If using fresh raspberries, break them up into smaller pieces and add them to the flour mixture. If using frozen, just gently fold them in as is.
  8. With the mixer on low, add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  9. Bake the loaf for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 30 minutes on a cooling rack before gently running a knife along the edges and carefully using the overhanging parchment to lift the cake out of the pan.

Lemon Glaze

  1. Sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl.
  2. Add in the lemon juice and whipping cream and whisk together.

Assembly

  1. Once the cake has cooled, use a spoon to carefully drizzle the lemon glaze in a zig zag motion over the cake.
  2. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You’ll need about 3 lemons total in order to have enough zest and juice.
  • The cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container and kept at room temperature for up to five days. Its best enjoyed slightly warmed in the microwave.

Keywords: lemon, raspberry, loaf, cake, quick bread

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