Lemon Tea Bread

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Lemon Tea Bread
Lemon Tea Bread is a light cake with hint of lemon flavour and is coated with a citrus glaze.



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon rind, divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar



  1. Beat melted butter at medium pace with an electric mixer until rich. Steadily add 1 cup granulated sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time, beating just until mixed after every addition.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture with milk, beating at low speed just until mixed, starting and ending with flour mixture. Mix in 1 tablespoon lemon skin. Scoop batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Heat at 350° for 1 hour. Let bread cool in pan 10 minutes. Take bread from pan, and cool on a wire rack.
  4. Blend together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth; spread equally over top of bread, letting excess drip down the sides. Mix together remaining 1 tablespoon lemon rind and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; sprinkle on top of bread.