A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake. A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

Loaf cakes are a lovely thing to eat! If you're like me, then you will always say yes to a slice or three of cake!

For this recipe, we've used some lovely fresh strawberries, and as it's Summertime, they're juicy, sweet and perfectly ripe.

To add a little zing for flavor, a squeeze of lemon juice together with the zest, lifts this simple loaf cake to another flavor level, adding a gentle sharpness to offset the sweetness of the strawberries. It makes for a delicious eat with a cup of tea or coffee!

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Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake. A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

For the topping, I've simply added some flaked almonds, sprinkled over the top for decoration. I don't think you need a frosting or sugar drizzle.

The cake has heaps of flavor as it is, and is lovely and moist with a soft crumb, so we've kept the topping very simple, and the strawberries and lemon are the star here!

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake. A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

For the strawberries, we've roughy chopped them, leaving some larger chunks so when you cut a slice, you can see the pieces of strawberry and when you take a bit, you get a fantastic burst of juicy strawberry!

The recipe itself is very easy and straightforward, using basic pantry ingredients. If you can't get hold of fresh strawberries, perhaps you're making this at Thanksgiving or Christmas time, frozen strawberries will also work. Just be sure to defrost on some kitchen paper to remove any excess liquid.

We have several variations of this strawberry loaf cake, and it's very easy to change the fruits to other berries if you wish to. Check out our lovely Blueberry and coconut pound cake, or if you love citrus, try our coconut and lime loaf cake. Both are delicious!

Coconut and Lime Pound Cake, a deliciously soft coconut cake with a splash of tangy lime.
Coconut and Lime Pound Cake

I love that you can freeze these cakes. If you wanted to make it ahead or perhaps you aren't baking for many people, you can cut the loaf in half and save half in the freezer for another time.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake. A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

At the end of the recipe, I've added a few different serving suggestions if you wanted to make this into a dessert as opposed to just eating a slice on its own as a tea-time treat.

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make this lovely strawberry and lemon loaf cake.

Ingredients

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, ingredients

½ cup or 125 g butter
½ cup or 125 g Sugar
2 eggs
1 & ¼ cups or 155 g All purpose / Plain Flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (about half a large lemon)
Zest of 1 lemon
4 Tablespoons milk
1 cup or 145 g Strawberries

Add a sprinkle of flaked almonds on the top before baking if you’d like a bit of decoration.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F or 180 C. (Fan 170C). Grease and line a 9 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, roughly chop the strawberries, leaving some chunks. I used a fork to do this. Set aside.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder, set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, lemon zest and sugar,
Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, butter, sugar and lemon zest

and cream until pale and fluffy, then add the lemon juice.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, add lemon zest

5. Add the beaten eggs to the cake batter and combine.

6. Add the milk and a few tablespoons of flour, combine, then add the remain flour by gently folding with a spoon until combined.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, fold in flour

7. Add the strawberries.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, add strawberries

8. Lightly fold in to the cake batter.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, fold in strawberries

9. Transfer the batter to the lined loaf pan and place in the oven for 40 minutes.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, cake batter transferred to baking pan

10. When baked, leave in the pan for 5 minutes,

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, baked

then transfer to a cooling rack before slicing.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake, on cooling rack
Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake. A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

Cake Storage

  • Freezer - Wrap in plastic wrap and a zip bag to keep fresh, then store for up to 3 months.
  • In an air tight container at room temperature. Will keep fresh for up to 4 days
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and serve when ready, will stay fresh for up to 4 days

Serving suggestions

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other ingredients? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake. A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

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Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake. A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Strawberry and Lemon Loaf Cake.
A deliciously soft and fluffy strawberry loaf cake bursting with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Flavourful, with a tender, soft texture. An easy, popular cake recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup or 125 g butter
  • ½ cup or 125 g Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & ¼ cups or 155 g All purpose / Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup or 145 g Strawberries

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F or 180 C. (Fan 170C). Grease and line a 9 inch loaf pan.
    2. In a bowl, roughly chop the strawberries, leaving some chunks. I used a fork to do this. Set aside.
    3. Sieve the flour and baking powder, set aside.
    4. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, lemon zest and sugar, and cream until pale and fluffy.
    5. Add the Lemon juice.
    6. Add the beaten eggs to the cake batter and combine.
    7. Add the milk and a few tablespoons of flour, combine, then add the remain flour by gently folding with a spoon until combined.
    8. Add the strawberries. Lightly fold in to the cake batter.
    9. Transfer the batter to the lined loaf pan and place in the oven for 40 minutes.
    10. When baked, leave in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack before slicing.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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