Lemon Zucchini Loaf Cake


Lemon Zucchini cake

Its raining here in Southern California, rain brings so many memories.  Getting corn cobs (bhutta) from the street vendors in pouring rain… irresistible. I love rain, so today thought, to surprise my kids. I am  making Zucchini bundt cake, you can also make Zucchini lemon loaf. My son, Eshaan like lemom loaf and Armaan likes bundt, so this is my way of making them both happy.

Lemon zucchini loaf cake  has a nice lemon flavor and the zucchini gives it a rich, moist texture. The glaze enhances the lemon flavor.

This recipe is comparatively healthier than other sweet treats…it’s made with unbleached flour, canola oil, lemon juice and zest, zucchini, and buttermilk. It’s perfect for serving at a spring or summer breakfast or brunch.

And thanks Stella for the lemon, I making good use of them 🙂

Zucchini loaf cake


Lemon Zucchini Loaf Cake
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, maida
  • lemon zest, of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Cup of Sugar and ljuice of of 1 lemon, for glaze
  1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5? loaf pan; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, blend flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, beat 2 eggs well, then add canola oil and sugar, and blend well. Then add the buttermilk, lemon juice, and lemon zest and blend everything well.
  4. Fold in zucchini and stir until evenly distributed in mixture.
  5. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl and blend everything together, but don’t overmix.
  6. Pour batter into prepared 9×5? loaf pan or use bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (if your oven tends to run hot, check the loaf after 40 minutes). Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely. While loaf is cooling, you can make the glaze…
  7. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice until well blended. Spoon glaze over cooled loaf. Let glaze set, then serve.


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  1. Wow this look so delicious and moist….am sitting here with a cup of tea thinking I want a slice! Xx

    • thanks Natasha, yep it is very moist 🙂

  2. This is a very unusual recipe. Most of the recipes for zucchini cakes I have seen have brown sugar in them, but obviously the white sugar works quite well here. The cake does have a very moist texture with tight crumb-perfect qualities for a loaf cake. Saving this recipe-definitely a keeper. Glad you posted this!

    • thanks for the compliment 🙂

  3. I am growing zucchini in my garden this summer and always need new ways to use it. This recipe looks like a winner!

  4. Looks beautiful! I would never guess there was zucchini in this.

    • thanks Kiri, and i agree 🙂

  5. I love zucchini breads and cakes, and yours looks lovely. The addition of lemon is genius!

    • Thanks Mary, you made my day 🙂

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