Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Lemon and Raspberry Loaf

Lemon loaves are simple to make and taste fresh and delicious, and they taste wonderful with this burst of added raspberries.



This is a recipe we make again and again in our house. The texture and moistness of this loaf is perfect- it's was just right. The lemony zing from the zest and juice gives a great taste. Any berries would go so well in this. A mixture would be lovely too.


Mini cakes are a fun, individual serving portions variation of this recipe. You can find these here.


Of all the different sweet loaves I make (and that's a lot..) this is Emmets favorite. He requests this as a lunchbox addition all the time.


Lemon and Raspberry Loaf


Makes 1 loaf

125 g (4.4 oz) butter
3/4 Cup sugar
2 Eggs
2 Cups self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 Cup skim milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
grated rind of one lemon

Glaze:

Juice of half a lemon
1/4 Cup icing (confectioners) sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) and line or grease a loaf tin.

2. Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well.

3. Sift in the flour and salt, alternating with the milk. Mix in the lemon juice, raspberries and lemon rind. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 45- 50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin.

4. Make the glaze by combining the juice of half a lemon with 1/4 cup icing sugar and drizzling over the cooled cake. Store in an airtight container.

14 comments:

  1. I love lemon cakes and this looks delicious. They have such a refreshing flavor and I usually bake some lemon cakes in summer..Adding in my must try list!

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  2. G'day! What a great loaf Nic that would go great with my coffee I am enjoying now!
    Cheers! Joanne @What's On The List

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  3. Lemon and raspberry is a great combo, and I would love a slice!

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  4. The recipe looks so easy. Love it. Can't wait to try this lemon & raspberry loaf! :)

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  5. This looks so good! Such a classic flavor combination, so you know it has to bee good. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it!

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  6. What a lovely cake for a special occasion or as a yummy dessert for a family dinner. Thanks for sharing another wonderful sweet treat!

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  7. I love lemon and raspberry together too! Yummy combo.

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  8. My son's favorite cake is anything lemon so I'm sure that this will be a big hit with the addition of raspberries or even his favorite, blackberries. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  9. I love lemon and ANY kind of berries! This lemon and raspberry loaf looks absolutely delicious!

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  10. Berries and lemon are such a tasty combination. Self rising flour is so great to use. You don't have to measure any leavening agents!

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  11. This sounds delicious. I love raspberries! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  12. Looks yummy ..saying G'day to you

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