Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Toasted Pistachios and a Lemony Glaze, a happy cheerful little lemon cake to help brighten the weekend -the perfect balance of sweet and tart. For a vegan version try this Vegan Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake
Meyer Lemons are everywhere right now and we’ve been using them in everything while we still can. My friend Tonia came for a visit last week and she created this Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake recipe for us – a tangy sweet treat for the senses. It’s topped with a tart lemony glaze and sprinkled with toasted pistachios.
It starts with creaming the sugar and butter together, until light, fluffy and pale, then add the eggs one by one, the vanilla and lemon zest.
If you can’t find Meyer lemons, feel free to use regular lemons!
Whisk the dry ingredients together.
Mix some Meyer lemon juice with yogurt in a small bowl. Then you’ll add a third of the flour mixture to the batter, along with half of the lemony yogurt, mix to combine, repeating this then incorporating the last of the flour.
Once combined, place in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake for 50-65 minutes, or until puffed, golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
While it’s cooling make the simple glaze using powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Spoon two layers of glaze over top of the lemon loaf, letting it set up 10 -15 minutes before spooning on the second coat. While its still slick, sprinkle with the chopped pistachios, so they stick.
It’s easiest to do this over a cooling rack placed over an edged pan with a piece of parchment, so you can collect the surplus glaze and reapply it.
I will be upfront with you, I rarely bake sweet things like this, but it was such a special treat having this here- getting to nibble on it in the afternoons with our tea or as a sweet treat after dinner.
Such a cheerful little cake to have sitting on the counter.
It didn’t last very long…
This Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Pistachios would make a sweet and pretty hostess gift, or would a be a nice cheering up gift for someone who could use a little extra love this weekend. And it is perfectly reasonable if that someone is you. xoxo
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