Lemon Loaf Cake

I'm always on the lookout for the perfect sweet-meets-tart bite.  You know what I mean?

Well, I've found it, you guys.  

[tadahhhhhh]

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This Lemon Loaf Cake balances the sweetness of coconut sugar with the tartness of fresh lemon juice + zest.  Plus, there's even a little extra lemon addition in there to give it a little more zip (and fluffiness). 

I'm sure you're ready to get down to business, so let's gooooo.

LEMON LOAF CAKE

Prep TIme: 15 min

Cook Time: 55 min

Total Time: 1 hr, 10 min

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

  • 1.5 C GF baking flour (I used Bob's Red Mill, which you can find here)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 C coconut sugar
  • 1.5 tsp low-sodium baking powder
  • 1/3 C melted coconut oil
  • 3 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides (which you can find here)
  • two small pinches of sea salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon (+ a little more as needed to get the right consistency)
  • 3/4 C Zevia stevia-sweetened lemon lime soda (I get these at my local Fresh Market, but I know you can buy them online and at most Whole Foods)

For the glaze:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a large bowl, whisk egg and coconut sugar until combined and sugar is dissolved.  Add lemon zest/juice, coconut oil, and Zevia; whisk until combined.  In a smaller bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time, whisking to combine.  You may add another squeeze or so of lemon to help this along if you need to.  Pour into a parchment paper-lined (or greased) loaf pan.  tap pan on the counter to release any trapped air bubbles in the batter.  Bake for 55 min or until top is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean in the center.  

Once the cake is baked, remove and allow to cool for 10-15 min.  With a skewer, poke a few holes into the cake to allow the glaze to seep down into it.  In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice, adding a tsp at a time until you get a smooth, thick glaze.  Pour the glaze over the cake, making sure to get it over the poked holes.  Then slice and enjoy!

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I hope you guys love this lemony dessert just as much as we did! 

XOXO

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