Easy lemon Loaf Cake

This easy lemon loaf cake is a huge hit when we serve it. If you’re a lemon fan, you’re gonna love this easy cake. We start with an easy cake and we add a hot lemon drizzle and THEN we add a glaze. It’s absolutely delicious and the perfect dessert to add to any gathering or event. Oh and it’s fabulous with a cup of coffee in the morning. Add this lemon loaf cake to any brunch, wedding/baby shower, potluck, etc.

Easy Lemon Loaf Cake Ingredients:

All-Purpose Flour


Baking Powder

Baking Soda


Lemon zest

White Sugar

Olive Oil

Lemon juice

Lemon extract


Drizzle Ingredients:

Lemon Juice

Powdered Sugar

Glaze Ingredients:

Powdered Sugar


Scroll down for the full recipe in the printable recipe card.

If you like this easy lemon loaf cake, you may also want to try this old-fashioned lemon chess cake or these simple lemon vanilla cookies!

Easy Lemon Loaf Cake

Easy lemon Loaf Cake

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Easy Lemon Loaf Cake

Judy Yeager
This delicious lemon loaf cake is full of flavor. You will love the soft, moist consistency. It's delicious!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Brunch, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


Cake ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest from one lemon or about 2 tablespoons of lemon zest
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Drizzle Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Milk


  • Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine eggs, lemon zest, white sugar, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon extract, and buttermilk using a mixer. Combine with flour and mix with a mixer. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan and add batter. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until center tests done. Before removing from pan while still hot, add drizzle below. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Drizzle Instructions:

  • Heat to a boil in the microwave or on top of the stove. Remove and poke holes in the hot cake before removing from pan and drizzle over cake. Remove cake after 10 minutes and let cool before adding glaze.

Glaze Instructions:

  • Combine till of pouring consistency and pour over cooled cake.
Keyword Easy Lemon Loaf Cake, loaf cake, lemon cake
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