Cuisine: dessert baking
Author: Mrs Butterfingers
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 25 mins
An easy to make cake with a delicious lemon flavour
  • ½ cup canola oil, plus more for the pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbs. finely grated lemon zest, plus ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Have all ingredients at room temperature
  3. Brush an 8½ by 4½ inch loaf pan with oil and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, lemon zest and juice and vanilla.
  6. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Mix just enough to eliminate any small lumps of flour (do not over whisk).
  7. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes.
  8. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  9. Slice the cake.
  10. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, fresh fruit or your favorite preserves.
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