I grew up in the 1960s and 70s when the word recycling and ecology were not common terms in the vernacular. This was also a time before plastic was used in common, everyday items. The one thing that stands out in my memory was shampoo in glass bottles. At the time we didn’t think much about it but imagine, glass in the shower and the possibility of breakage.

Recycling erupted in the 1980’s and has been a nationwide trend in recent decades. It certainly makes sense to recycle as much as possible instead of adding to our country’s landfills. It is something all of us do every day, separating recycled items from garbage and we feel good about doing our part for the environment. We toss newspapers, plastic containers, glass bottles and soda cans into our recycle bins, place them at the curb for pick up and do not give it another thought. We know it goes to the recycling center and is later repurposed for use in the manufacture of various items. Well, have you ever thought about the recycling process? I had not until viewing a video on the webpage of our waste management company. Call me a nerd.

This Lemon Loaf Cake recipe was cut out of the newspaper years ago and has been in my recipe box ever since. I recently made it for the first time. It is a very refreshing cake with a subtle lemony flavor. It comes together very quickly using only a whisk. It is a great last minute cake for breakfast or dessert; delicious alone or served with summer fruits. And, if you are crazy about everything lemon like Deb at Cooking on the Front Burner, check out her many lemon recipes.

Lemon Loaf Cake
4 Eggs
1-1/3 cups Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Zest of 3 Lemons (or 6 tbsp Lemon Juice)
1¾ cup Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
½ cup Heavy/Whipping Cream
5½ tbsp Butter, melted & cooled

Grease and flour 9” loaf pan. (Mix with whisk)
In a separate bowl mix Flour and Baking Powder. Set aside.
Whisk Eggs, Sugar and Salt until smooth. Whisk in grated zest of Lemon.
Add flour mixture in three additions, just until incorporated.
Whisk in Cream. Fold in Butter with rubber spatula.
Bake at 350 for one hour.


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  1. This cake sounds delicious! Pinned to save!

    I like to recycle - I try to recycle plastic, cans and newspapers.

    1. Melissa, If you like pound cake, you will definitely like this easy recipe. Thanks very much for pinning! Have a good week!

  2. I like simple and time-saving recipes. This sounds very refreshing. Thanks for sharing. Suzy

    1. Suzy, You are going to like this recipe, as it takes very little time to make and tastes so good! Thanks for commenting.

  3. I do love everything lemon, and I've already pinned this. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most satisfying.

    1. I agree; you can't go wrong with lemon! Thanks Amy and I appreciate the pin!

  4. I'd love a slice with my morning coffee ... looks delish!! Mica

  5. Mica, This is a nice cake for breakfast. Enjoy!


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