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    Sometimes simplicity speaks volumes. Our lemon loaf recipe is very straightforward. We do not add poppy seeds, pecans, or any other extraneous ingredient. We really feel that the most important aspect of a lemon loaf is the zingy lemon flavor, and we accentuate it by using a combination of freshly squeezed lemon juice, freshly grated lemon zest, and a mildly sweet lemon syrup. The sour cream gives this loaf a subtle tang and a dense, moist crumb that cannot be achieved with yogurt. If you want to increase the lemony goodness of these cakes, add the simple glaze after the syrup has set and the cakes are cool. This loaf freezes extremely well, so you can double the recipe and make a few extra loaves.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/4 cups sugar
    • 8 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1/4 cup grated lemon zest (from about 4 lemons)
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
    • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted, or more if needed
    • 4 to 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3650 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 196 g 301.86%
    • Saturated Fat: 124 g 619.5%
    • Trans Fat: 7 g %
    • Cholesterol: 528 mg 176.12%
    • Sodium: 3648 mg 151.98%
    • Calcium: 290 mg 29.01%
    • Potassium: 526 mg 15.02%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 12 mg 67.39%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 469 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 22.22%
    • Sugar: 308 g
    • Protein: 37 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 7 g
    • Vitamin A 121.7%
    • Vitamin C 38.3%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat39
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs20
    • Exchange - Starch10
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total12 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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