April 7, 2017


Who doesn't love attending a beautiful
Easter morning brunch.
Perhaps it is planned to enjoy after the Easter sunrise service,
or before the 11;00 AM formal church service...
either way, everyone so enjoys savoring
spring recipes that are homemade and a bit special
for this most blessed occasion.
This Lemon Bread is a favorite from
a local Pensacola catering cafe'!
This is definitely more the texture of bread, than cake
with a beautiful citrusy lemon flavor and glaze!

1 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 T. butter, room temperature
1 t. vanilla
2 t. lemon extract
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup oil
zest of one fresh lemon

1 cup powdered sugar
2 T. milk
1 t. lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a  mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda,
baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a medium size mixing bowl,
combine eggs, sugar, butter, extracts and lemon juice.
Blend with mixer until well combined.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Add the oil and lemon zest
blend well.
Pour into loaf pan and bake for 40-5o minutes.
Cool before inverting on serving platter.
Pour lemon glaze of the bread.
Slice when ready to serve.


  1. Oh- This sounds just delicious!!!! I am taking this recipe with me to my dd's house to add to her brunch menu. YUM! Thanks- xo Diana

  2. You and I are definitely Soul Sisters! I'm making a Honey-Lemon Poundcake today:-D This recipe looks divine and I will be making this for Easter; perfect with some fresh strawberries. Have a wonderful weekend, XOXO

  3. Betsy, how delicious your lemon bread looks! This is the second recipe I've seen about lemon bread this week. I NEED to make this soon! ♥

  4. This looks so good, I can almost taste it. I love lemon flavored cakes. I like the density of this. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo, Susie

  5. Yes, YES, YESSSSS!!!!!! I will be making this in small loves to give my children and guests as they leave on Good Friday. Louis Dean and I host a Good Friday Dinner every year thereby freeing up Easter Sunday for church services. I traditionally make Easter Bread and am planning on doing that this year as well. It's a yeast bread with a slight lemon flavor formed into a circle with a colored egg in the center - thus making a nest. The egg bakes along with the bread and makes a perfect meal for Easter Sunday breakfast.

  6. Oh this is just perfect! I have been searching for a lemon recipe...my momma loved lemon! What a perfect recipe to make in her honor/memory for Easter dinner.

  7. Oh Betsy! That cake looks so yummy! Hope you have a great weekend.

  8. My moms favorite flavor. Will join my sister and brother in law along with our Mom for Easter. Will have to make this. Thank you - Happy weekend --Betsy

  9. I am definitely going to make this. Yours looks so moist and wonderful!

  10. Oh I do love lemon anything... It is the season for light and refreshing.

  11. I adore lemon at Easter! This lemon loaf looks divine, especially with the glaze on top! -Jenn

  12. We have breakfast at church between sunrise and morning services. This would be perfect to bring to it. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  13. OH MY GOSH! I've been meaning to comment on this most delish cake! I made it last Sunday for our after church gathering, wow! what a cake! thank you-that lemon flavor! WOW


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