Light lemon loaf cake

    1 hour 35 min

    A lovely and light lemon loaf cake. Holes are poked into the top of the cake while it is still warm, allowing the lemon glaze to soak down through the cake.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons rum (optional)
    • 125g plain flour
    • 130g cornflour
    • 80ml lemon juice
    • 125g icing sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23cmx13cm loaf tin.
    2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in the rum, then mix in the plain flour and cornflour. Pour into the prepared loaf tin.
    3. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
    4. While the cake is baking, mix together the lemon juice and icing sugar. When the cake comes out of the oven, poke with a skewer all over. Pour the glaze over the top and let it soak in.

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    I have to give this 5 stars! I did make a few slight changes. I had an overabundance of lemons and no rum in the house, so I substituted fresh squeezed lemon juice for the rum and threw in about a tablespoon of lemon zest with the dry ingredients. The cake was very moist, and the lemon flavor was wonderful.  -  24 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    delicious! i made extra glaze and made the glaze extra lemony and poked tons of holes in the cake with the bamboo skewers and poured geneoursly. I added axtra sugar to the rest of the glaze to maek the glaze thicker and more "glaze-y" so that it would crust nicely and poured/spread that one on for icing. YUM!  -  29 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I must have done something wrong, since others had good results. Cake was about an inch high and very heavy.  -  23 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)