This is a delicious cake, (similar to a sweet, quick bread) served with tea or for brunch.


Lemon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar combined with 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


Baking Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and sprinkle bottom and sides with the 1 tablespoon sugar.
  3. Grind flaxseed in blender or spice mill.
  4. Grate lemon zest.
  5. Combine the 3/4 cup sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Beat vigorously by hand or at high speed with an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  6. Add buttermilk, oil, lemon zest, and vanilla combining well.
  7. In a smaller bowl, combine flax meal, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt and whisk together.
  8. Add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture gradually, stirring well.
  9. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  10. Bake 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely.
  12. Drizzle glaze over top of the loaf.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

For an elegant dessert, slice and serve with a scoop of raspberry sorbet.