4.5 from 2 votes
Lemon and Orange Loaf
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Servings: 12
Author: Ev
  • 185 g / (3/4cup) salted butter
  • 190 g / (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs - room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon and orange zest
  • 185 g / (1 1/2cups) self raising flour (sifted)
  • 80 ml / (2.7 US ounces) mixture of fresh lemon and orange juice
  • 150 g / (1 1/2cups) icing sugar
  • 60 ml / (2 US ounces)mixed orange and lemon juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
  2. Grease a loaf pan and line with paper.
  3. Beat the room temperature butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  4. Add the room temperature eggs, one at a time -and then add the zest.
  5. Add the flour in two parts, half first then beat and then add the remainder with the citrus juice.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50mins or until a skewer inserted into the loaf comes away clean.
  8. Mix the icing sugar and juice together until it forms a smooth consistency and spoon it over the cooled loaf.
  9. Decorate with more zest if you like.