Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Loaf Cake

This cake was super simple – though I must have read only the part about it taking 5 minutes to throw together, and skipped the part about bringing the eggs, heavy cream, and melted butter to room temperature.  I took the chill off the eggs by putting them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes, melted the butter on a lower microwave setting, and the heavy cream – I was expecting company and just threw it in still chilled.  It took about 8 minutes fewer than the shortest bake time (50 minutes).

The texture of the cake is like a pound cake, but so smooth.  It slices up beautifully too.  A friend was over while it was baking and thought it smelled delicious.  Even if it is a pound type cake, the lemon adds a lightness to it.  I know some of my fellow bakers found it bland or dry, but I didn’t find that at all.  My husband, who is not a sweet eater, raved about it.

I would definitely make it again!


Here’s the link to one of the hosts who posted the recipe: http://www.ladystiles.blogspot.com/


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5 comments on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Loaf Cake

  1. Glad you enjoyed yours!! Would have liked more a tad more lemony!!

  2. Jen, Wonderful to read you liked it! There is nothing like success in the kitchen. 🙂

    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/twd-baking-with-julia-lemon-loaf cake/

  3. Cher says:

    Glad this was a hit for you! It’s always nice to find a successful recipe.

  4. oven chaos says:

    Yes, it did smell very nice when the loaf was in the oven. Simple and yum, indeed.

  5. Cathleen says:

    I too forgot to bring the cream and eggs to room temp – then I always do..

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