Glazed Lemon Bread

Delight your guests with this sweet, tangy quick bread; it’s bursting with the bright flavor of fresh lemons.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup plus 1 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. lemon juice, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream ½ cup butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, and vanilla extract, whisking until well blended.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients alternating with the milk, stirring until just mixed. Pour batter into a greased 8" × 4" loaf pan and bake 45–50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  • While bread is baking, make lemon glaze. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and whisk in confectioners' sugar and remaining 3 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth.
  • Remove bread from pan and while still warm, drizzle with glaze.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup plus 1 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. lemon juice, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream ½ cup butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, and vanilla extract, whisking until well blended.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients alternating with the milk, stirring until just mixed. Pour batter into a greased 8" × 4" loaf pan and bake 45–50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  • While bread is baking, make lemon glaze. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and whisk in confectioners' sugar and remaining 3 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth.
  • Remove bread from pan and while still warm, drizzle with glaze.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories190
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars15g
Protein3g