Spring is one of my favorite times to bake. I love all the new produce you have available for use in baking and raspberries are one of the best in my opinion. I also love a great lemon recipe. So this Lemon Raspberry Loaf Bread Recipe is the perfect Spring Recipe.
This bread is light and a little bit tart. It is a great recipe to make and share with your friends at a bridal, baby shower or party. It also makes a great breakfast when you need to grab something on the go. It doesn’t last very long at our house so consider doubling the batch. You can always freeze the extras in the freezer and pull it out later if you need too.
Lemon Raspberry Quick Bread
1 cup unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
Grated zest of 2 lemons
2 cups raspberries, fresh
For the Lemon Glaze (optional):
1 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon zest
- Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
- In another bowl, combine grated zest, vanilla extract and sour cream.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the mixing bowl well after each addition and mix until blended. Add dry and wet ingredients alternately to butter-sugar-egg mixture until uniformly incorporated- do not overmix. Gently fold in raspberries as not to squash them.
- Grease and flour a bundt cake pan or 2 bread loaf pans. Pour batter into pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for approximately 50 minutes (be sure to lower the baking time if you are making things smaller). The cake is done when a toothpick or skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before glazing.
For the glaze (optional): Mix all ingredients until smooth. Pour over top of cake and serve. For a thicker glaze use less lemon juice.
Make some today. I know you are going to love it as much as we do. Just make sure you have enough for yourself before you share it with your friends! This is one that I like to give away to friends too. You are sure to get on their good sides with this recipe!
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