Tuesday, April 17, 2012

BWJ - Lemon Loaf Cake


This week's Baking with Julia recipe is Lemon Loaf Cake.  For those readers familiar with the concept of a pound cake (it is not a term commonly used in Australia), this is what this cake is - a lemon flavoured pound cake.

I was a little worried about making this cake, as some members of the BWJ forum found it to be dry or not lemony enough.  To address the latter issue, I took up the tip of substituting some of the cream for lemon juice.  Re the former, it really wasn't a problem - this cake was not dry to my palate, although  it was dense, as a pound  cake should be:



The flavour of the cake was not overly lemony, but was definitely there.  The cake was also a lovely yellow colour from the lemon juice and zest.

 To see what the other BWJ bakers thought of this loaf, visit the LYL section of the website.

30 comments:

Wendy said...

Your loaf looks great! I thought it was tasty but not something I need to make again.

mireia badia said...

I found it was dense but not dry too, and I took out some lemon and still felt the lemon there but I used big lemons so that may be why!!! Yours looks great!

Jill said...

Mine was dense and like a pound cake too. Your loaf looks lovely!

Cher Rockwell said...

Lovely color.

I thought this was nice, but it did leave me wanting a more pronounced lemon flavor.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

It looks so lovely and dense inside-what I love about a pound cake! :)

Mary Hirsch said...

I couldn't have been happier with my result. I did, however, let it sit overnight, wrapped up within an inch of its life! With fruit, the next day, it was delicious. Yours looked pretty - love that lemon color. Mary

Hotly Spiced said...

I love using lemons in my recipes and I think a lemon flavoured cake would be delicious. I love how the lemon zest has coloured the cake xx

Peggy the Baker said...

It was fun to have such a sunshiny-yellowy loaf!

Im At Home Baking said...

Mmm, yummy!! I love the way it came out, moist and a little dry but delicious.

Blond Duck said...

I'm still stuck on the Elvis pie.

Betsy said...

I love the lemony color of your cake. Mine wasn't dry either (I was worried too). Funny, I always thought "pound cake" was of British origin, so would have thought it would be an Australian moniker too. I'll have to check the etymology, as my thought is obviously wrong.

Lizzy said...

Beautifully done, my friend! Mine wasn't overly lemony, but I was fine with that :)

Elaine said...

Your loaf is a beautiful lemon color. Mine weren't dry even the one I made without the lemon juice, but the one I made with a little bit of juice had a much more lemon flavor.

Pacheco Patty said...

Your lemon cake looks lemony! I baked mine a few days ahead and served it soaked in lemon curd so it was very lemony;-)

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

Yum :) this looks lovely ~ I'm definitely book marking this recipes ~

Cindy said...

Beautiful cake--very tasty. We loved it!

yummychunklet said...

I do love the bright yellow color of your pound cake. Looks great!

Lizzy said...

Your cake is the perfect lemon yellow...just lovely!

Teresa said...

We made the cake as written, but I made some lemon curd to go with it - that really bumped up the lemony flavour.

I think next time I'll add some lemon juice as you did, though. Your cake looks just as a pound cake should.

Kathy said...

Your cake looks lovely…and I’m sure delicious, too!

Flourchild said...

Yum..it looks lemony and delicious!

Lisa said...

Your cake looks just right!

Judy said...

I'll have to try the lemon version next time.

By the way, the new Sherlock Holmes is to die for. The new season begins here next month, not soon enough.

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The Caked Crusader said...

what a glorious colour!

Kris' Kitchen said...

Your loaf is lovely, but I agree that it needs more flavor and your "moisture" idea is smart. I like the simplicity of this recipe, however, I'll complicate it a little next time with more flavor and more moisture ingredients....maybe a lemon icing.

Erin said...

Your loaf looks great! Makes me want to cut a piece, spread some lemon curd and have a snack!

Julia said...

Your lo looks lovely!

Kayte said...

Looks so yellowy and summery and so so good. I made it today and used very large lemons, so my zest was great...made it all really taste like lemon. I didn't put juice in it as my copy of the book didn't say to to do that, but next time I might do that as well, sounds good to have even more lemon in it. I served it for dessert tonight with strawberries and whipped cream...oh, yeah, so good. Yours is beautiful.

Saira said...

Lovely cake :-)