Lemon Strawberry Bread with Lemon Icing Recipe

Lemon Strawberry Bread with Lemon Zest Icing Recipe

So delicious you won't be able to each just one slice!!
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Course: Bread Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Quick Bread Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon icing, lemon strawberry bread, lemon zest
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 3229kcal
Author: Angela @ BakeItWithLove.com


Lemon Strawberry Bread

  • 1/2 c (113 g) butter (softened, room temperature)
  • 1 c (225 g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature, beaten)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c (79 ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 c (118 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c (180 g) all-purpose flour (plus 2 Tbsp or 16 g for coating berries)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (3 g) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (3 g) salt
  • 1 c (166 g) strawberries (sliced or diced)

Lemon Icing (optional)

  • 1 1/2 c (188 g) confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
  • lemon zest (one lemon, optional)


Lemon Strawberry Bread Loaf

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease loaf pan with non-stick spray or butter.
  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add beaten eggs and vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir. Add buttermilk and lemon juice. Combine thoroughly.
  • Add flour to the batter and mix until batter is smooth. Shake strawberries in a small bag with 2 Tbsp flour until well coated. Add them to the batter and stir them in.
  • Transfer batter to greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45-50 minutes or until light golden brown on top and a knife comes out clean from the center of the loaf. Allow lemon strawberry bread loaf to cool in the pan for 20-30 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Lemon Zest Icing

  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar, zest, and lemon juice. Stir until liquid enough to spread evenly on bread loaf. Add liquid as necessary...or if too runny, add more confectioners sugar until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Place cooled lemon strawberry bread loaf on a wire rack over a baking sheet (or parchment paper or aluminum foil) and spoon icing over the bread. Allow icing to set before serving.



Calories: 3229kcal (161%) | Carbohydrates: 549g (183%) | Protein: 35g (70%) | Fat: 106g (163%) | Saturated Fat: 63g (394%) | Cholesterol: 580mg (193%) | Sodium: 1363mg (59%) | Potassium: 827mg (24%) | Fiber: 8g (33%) | Sugar: 391g (434%) | Vitamin A: 3444IU (69%) | Vitamin C: 143mg (173%) | Calcium: 241mg (24%) | Iron: 11mg (61%)
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