Iced Lemon Bread

This is similar to the lemon loaf sold at Starbucks. It’s guaranteed to be the first thing to disappear at a potluck.

1-1/2 C flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 large eggs
1 C sugar
2 T butter, softened
1 t vanilla
1 t lemon extract
1/3 C fresh lemon juice (you can also use frozen)
1/2 C oil (vegetable or coconut)
Optional: 1/2 C poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, blend together the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract, and lemon juice. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well, then add the oil and stir again. Add the poppy seeds, if using.

Pour the batter into a greased 5 x 9-inch loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a tester poked in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool and then remove from pan. Frost the top.

Lemon Frosting

1 heaping C powdered sugar
2 T milk
1/2 t lemon extract
1 t grated lemon peel (optional)

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and blend well. Spread over top of bread and let set before serving.