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.
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
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:
3/4 C powdered sugar (I used Wholesome Sweeteners for a little healthier option)
1-2 tsp lemon juice
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!
I hope you guys love this lemony dessert just as much as we did!