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


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 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
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream 1⁄2 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-by-4-inch loaf pan and bake 45 to 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.