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Lemon Orange Loaf

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Lemon Orange Loaf

Lemon Orange Loaf
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Juice and zest of lemon and orange turn the yogurt cake into a fragrant cake perfect to serve as an elegant dessert. Like the spice cake, the citrus flavor improves on standing for one day before serving.



  • Make cake: Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter a 9 x 2- inch round pan and line bottom with parchment paper. Butter paper, then flour pan, knocking out excess.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and soda, and salt. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and zests with an electric mix on medium speed until pale and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add flour mixture in 3 batches alternating with yogurt just until blended, scraping down side of bowl as needed. Spread batter evenly in pan and rap pan on work surface to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Bake until cake is golden and tests dry when a wooden pick is inserted into center, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then invert onto a rack and peel off paper.
  • Make glaze: Whisk together glaze ingredients until smooth and then brush glaze on hot cake. Cool completely.