Best Ever Lemon Loaf Cake - Moist, Easy and Delicious

Best Ever Lemon Loaf Cake

  • Author: Louise


A moist and lemony loaf cake that is SO easy to make – from start to finish it takes 60 minutes. Includes fresh lemon juice and lemon zest for a true lemon flavour.




  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon (leave a little for decorating)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup plain full cream yoghurt (or buttermilk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ cup sunflower oil (or canola)


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a loaf tin with butter or use non-stick spray.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the wet ingredients.
  4. With an electric beater, mix for 2 minutes.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  6. To make the glaze, mix the icing sugar, butter and lemon juice together and mix until smooth and creamy. Ice the cake and drizzle with a little lemon zest.