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Meyer Lemon Loaf

Extra lemony, extra moist, dense yet light and OH SO DELICIOUS! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, lemon, loaf, Meyer, Meyer lemon, pound cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 503kcal
Author: DSTR



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. grated Meyer lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. pure lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil

Soaking Mixture

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tbs. freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • Zest of half Meyer lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Grease and flour the pan.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk the sour cream, 1 cup sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon extract (optional) together until combined.
  • Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it’s all incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes (mine baked for 60 minutes), or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, cook the 1/4 C. Meyer lemon juice and remaining 1/4 C. sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.
  • When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
  • Place the cake (still in the pan) on a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture slowly over the cake and allow it to soak in.
  • Cool completely.
  • For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Drizzle over the cake. Slice and serve!


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg