Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Loaf Cake

I almost didn't make this recipe.  It's been a long week, but I didn't want to get out of the swing of things and this recipe was one I was looking forward to.  So late Monday, the night before posting I whipped it up.  One thing I liked about this one, was that it was quick.

I followed the recipe, but added a drizzle of lemon extract since I thought it needed a boost.

When it was done baking I poked holes in the top since I was going to add a lemon glaze and I thought the glaze would soak down.  I thought.

So how was it??  Eh.

It is a nice-looking loaf.  But I'm a little disappointed, because I really like lemon.  It's a little too dense for me.  I don't think I was the only one either...

But I will try another slice tomorrow and this one will be going to the office :)

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  1. I thought it was eh too. Almost a waste of good cake flour. ; )
    Oh, BTW, contemplating your swap day. I need to wait until closer to the date to see about getting child care. It does sound like fun.

  2. It was a bit dry but I still enjoyed it but I am a lover of lemon!

  3. Yeah, this one defintely needed a bit more kick of lemon. But it would be nice as part of a trifle or other layered dessert.
    Lovely loaf

  4. You summed up my reaction to this recipe perfectly: "quick", "eh", "too dense".

  5. I agree this was fast. I didn't think it was too dense, but it definitely could have been more lemony. It's a nice one to have in your back pocket when you need a quick dessert.

  6. Good to know how your glaze, etc turned out...I was considering this approach next time, but maybe I'll just try an entirely different recipe...one more moist to begin with.