Lemon Loaf

Today, I am excited to continue my Simple and Inexpensive Christmas series with another wonderful post by Tracie, from Cleverly Inspired!
Tracie is from Kentucky too!
So today is double the Traci(e) and double the Kentucky!
The recipe Tracie is sharing with you sounds so simple and so delish!
Here she is!
Hi, my name is Tracie and I am the author of Cleverly Inspired. My mission with my blog and anything that I write on it is to inspire you to be clever in your own life. I hope you find projects that you go out and do for yourself…and I hope you enjoy every minute of it. There is a sense of accomplishment that is so powerful when you can say…”yes, I made that…” A sense of pride is always a good thing. I am a firm believer that you are never supposed to stop learning. And the best part about learning something new is to share it with someone else. I am always sharing…whether it is a recipe, project, decorating tip, photography skill, the list goes on and on. My hope is that you enjoy learning too…and you pass it on.
I am so thrilled to be sharing here at Traci’s today! I thought it would be fun to share a recipe that would make great little neighbor, teacher, or hostess gift….fits so many occasions! Package the little loaves up with some wax paper and baker twine…a sweet card and your done! Something homemade is always in style…and appreciated!
Mix together the shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add in eggs and incorporate. Then the milk and lemon juice. Gently mix in the dry ingredients.
This recipe makes 3 little loaves or one regular loaf.


      • 1/2 cup butter or shortening (I had shortening…but butter would be great too)
      • 1 cup sugar
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
      • 1/2 cup milk, 2% is fine
      • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1 teaspoon baking powder
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 1 lemons, zest

Glaze (optional)

    • 1 lemons, juice of
    • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until creamy.
  3. Blend in milk. Add in 1 tsp fresh lemon juice.
  4. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  5. Pour into batter.
  6. Stir to moisten.
  7. Scrape into greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. (or 3 small little mini loaf pans)
  8. Bake in 350f degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar.



Thank you so much, Tracie!

I cannot wait to try this recipe.  I can think of a ton of people I could give this to as a gift this Christmas.


Be sure to stop by Tracie’s wonderful blog, Cleverly Inspired, for even more wonderful ideas and inspiration.


Like this Christmas “wishing” chair…



Have a blessed day!


  1. I love anything lemon, so this recipe sounds amazing. I will be trying this tomorrow…you know, quality control and all….. ;)

  2. Yum, I am pinning this on Pinterest!!
    Thank you for the recipe and the beautiful photo!
    P.S. I just love looking at the photo of your very beloved mother.
    barb @http://www.snowmanlover.blogspot.com

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