When life gives you lemon extract…. make lemon loaf!
Need another idea for that lemon extract you bought for the Lemon Blueberry Coffeecake? Here it is! This loaf is more of a cake that is lemony and great with tea or coffee.
Make smaller versions in cute little loaf pans to give away as gifts.
adapted from Todd Wilbur “Top Secret Recipes”
1 1/2c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter, soft
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
2 tsp. lemon zest (2 medium lemons) **optional**
1/3c. lemon juice
1/2c. vegetable oil
Icing: 1c. powdered sugar, 2Tbsp. whole milk, 1/2tsp. lemon extract.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat the sugar and butter together. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in the extracts, zest (optional) and juice
2. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and blend. Add oil.
3. Pour into greased/floured 9×5 loaf pan. Bake 35 minutes.
4. The icing: simply mix the ingredients together and pour onto cooled loaf. For thicker icing like the original Starbucks version, begin with 1 Tb. of milk and mix and add more to get the consistency you like.