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Lemon cake recipe - simple, fast & delicious - cake recipe for lemon cake in loaf pan Recipe

Easy lemon cake recipe for loaf pan

Prep time: 10 minutes | Baking time: 1 hour
5 from 10 votes
Quick and easy lemon cake recipe for loaf pan cake recipe for guests and birthdays with a simple recipe that can be adjusted to enhance the lemon flavor if needed.
Lemon cake recipe - simple, fast & delicious - cake recipe for lemon cake in loaf pan Recipe

Easy lemon cake recipe for loaf pan

5 from 10 votes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 1 hour
Quick and easy lemon cake recipe for loaf pan cake recipe for guests and birthdays with a simple recipe that can be adjusted to enhance the lemon flavor if needed.

Easy lemon cake recipe for loaf pan

5 from 10 votes

This post is also available in: German

Ingredients
 
Cake mixture
  • 350 g cake flour
  • 160 g sugar
  • 250 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 5 eggs
  • 16 g baking powder
  • 2 tbsp whole milk 3,5%
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 g grated lemon peel
Icing
  • 200 g powdered sugar
  • 6 g grated lemon peel
  • 4 tbsp water warm

This post is also available in: Deutsch (German)

Easy traditional lemon cake recipe in loaf pan for guests and birthdays – quick, easy, delicious and refreshing. A delicious lemon cake recipe to bake yourself with simple ingredients for a delicious afternoon coffee klatch.

Instructions and preparation of the lemon cake recipe in loaf pan

Place ingredients for the batter in a mixing bowl and mix slowly at first, then mix through on a higher speed until a smooth batter is formed. Pour the dough into a greased loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes at 180 degrees top/bottom heat.

After baking, let cool on a cake rack and remove from the loaf pan in between. Brush the almost cold lemon cake with icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.

For the topping, the lemon cake frosting requires 200ml of powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of warm water and another packet of grated lemon zest – or just a little powdered sugar to sprinkle on top.

As an alternative to lemon zest, you can also use real lemons, lemon flavoring or lemon juice. If the mixed dough becomes too liquid with this, please add a little more flour so that the finished cake remains firm to the touch.

Lemon cake recipe - simple, fast & delicious - cake recipe for lemon cake in loaf pan Recipe

Just like the traditional marble cake and nut cake, the lemon cake is one of the absolute classics when it comes to cakes from the loaf pan. Especially popular is the lemon cake recipe in loaf pan with lemon flavor in spring and summer. We have the lemon cake recipe right next to our recipe for crunchy waffles without milk, the simple brioche bread, the delicious juicy chocolate cake, the apple crumble cake and the simple sponge cake with cream. However, the lemon cake recipe in loaf pan remains simply the best summer cake recipe.

Depending on your preference in the freshness of lemons, you can adjust the amount of grated lemons, lemon flavoring or even real lemon as you like. Likewise, depending on your preference, you can serve the finished lemon cake with frosting including lemon flavor or just sprinkle it with fluffy powdered sugar if you want to keep it more subtle and simple.

Lemon cake recipe - simple, fast & delicious - cake recipe for lemon cake in loaf pan Recipe

In the lemon cake recipe in a loaf pan, the amount is calculated for a loaf pan, but you can also bake the dough on a baking sheet. The baking time is then shortened, however. In general, you can also pour the dough into different molds or bake small round cakes. If you want to bake small cakes directly, you can also bake small gugelhupfe or muffins from the dough.

Children like it very much when you sprinkle colorful crumbles on the slightly dried icing, so that everyone gets a nice colorful piece. Of course, you can also add the crumbles to the dough, but the colors will then run extremely depending on the crumbles.

Loaf pans are always suitable for different types of cakes. Especially popular are marble cakes and nut cakes. But also juicy loaf cakes with sour cream or cream are very popular. For me, however, getting my loaf pan out of the cupboard usually means baking a Brioche.

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When I really think of very traditional birthday cakes, I always see a loaf cake with dark chocolate and lots and lots of colorful M&Ms or Smarties on it. In my mind, though, it’s then a marble cake, but basically a birthday cake works just as well with the lemon cake recipe in box form.

Instead of the colorful chocolate lentils, however, I would then rather press small sugar decorations into the lemon icing and lots and lots of candles for the birthday boy or girl. Always remember, the cake never has to be perfect, but the gesture counts and the effort and love you put into the cake. Time is the most beautiful gift and time together the most beautiful.

Lemon cake loaf pan recipe – simple, fast and delicious

5 from 10 votes
Lemon cake recipe - simple, fast & delicious - cake recipe for lemon cake in loaf pan Recipe
Quick and easy lemon cake recipe for loaf pan cake recipe for guests and birthdays with a simple recipe that can be adjusted to enhance the lemon flavor if needed.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Baking time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Cakes, muffins, brownies & co
Cuisine German
Servings 24 slices
Calories 197 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer
  • 1 dough scraper
  • 1 loaf pan
  • 1 brush

Ingredients
 
 

Cake mixture

  • 350 g cake flour
  • 160 g sugar
  • 250 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 5 eggs
  • 16 g baking powder
  • 2 tbsp whole milk 3,5%
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 g grated lemon peel

Icing

  • 200 g powdered sugar
  • 6 g grated lemon peel
  • 4 tbsp water warm

Recipe-Instruction
 

  • Place ingredients for the batter in a mixing bowl and mix slowly at first with the stand mixer, then increase speed until a smooth batter is formed overall.
    350 g (3 cups) cake flour
    160 g (⅘ cups) sugar
    250 g (8.80 oz) margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower)
    5 eggs
    16 g (4 tsp) baking powder
    2 tbsp whole milk 3,5%
    12 g (6 tsp) grated lemon peel
    1 pinch salt
  • Pour the dough into a greased loaf pan and bake for about 60-70 minutes at 180 °C. Start 60 minutes timer here
  • Then let the cake cool on a wire rack and remove from the mold in between.
  • Finally, mix the frosting in a bowl and spread on the cake. In the refrigerator (wrapped in aluminum foil) the cake keeps for a few days and stays fresh.
    200 g (1 ⅔ cups) powdered sugar
    6 g (3 tsp) grated lemon peel
    4 tbsp water

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lemon cake loaf pan recipe – simple, fast and delicious
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 426IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword birthday cake, cake for the loaf pan, cake with baking powder, cake with icing, lemon cake, loaf pan cake, simple cake
Have you tried the recipe?Mention @MyGermanBakery or tag #mygermanbakery and we love to give feedback!!

Good luck with baking and of course this cake also works with orange flavor or lime flavor and fresh limes, if you prefer to try something out of the ordinary.

Ingredients

Cake mixture
  • 350 g cake flour
  • 160 g sugar
  • 250 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 5 eggs
  • 16 g baking powder
  • 2 tbsp whole milk 3,5%
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 g grated lemon peel
Icing
  • 200 g powdered sugar
  • 6 g grated lemon peel
  • 4 tbsp water warm

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