Sour Cream Lemon Loaf

Yesterday, I made sour cream lemon loaf. Y’all. It was so terrible good, therefore, I knew I had to share the recipe with all of you! πŸ™‚

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5 eggs

2 cups of sugar

16 oz. sour cream

1 cup of vegetable oil

1 (5.1 oz) package dry vanilla pudding mix

1/2 cup of milk

3 tablespoons of lemon extract

3 tablespoons of lemon zest

3 cups of flour

4 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt



6 tablespoons of butter, room temperature

3 cups of powder sugar sifted

1/2 cup of lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk eggs, sugar, and oil together until smooth.


Next, add the sour cream, pudding mix, and milk. Stir!


Now, here comes the part where patience comes into play…lemon zest. Make sure you have actual lemons to zest for this – at least five, though I used about ten or so. Then again, I’m not exactly a professional zester πŸ˜›

After you have zested your lemons, add the zest, lemon extract, and dry ingredients to the batter.


Flour/spray/butter/whatever float’s your boat for two bread pans. Add half of the mixture to one, and half to the other.

Bake for 55 minutes. Once the timer goes off, it will likely not be done. Use a toothpick or butter knife to check the middle – if any dough comes out with the knife and/or toothpick, then cover the bread with aluminum foil. Place it back in the oven, and check on it every ten minutes until it is finished baking.


Once it is finished, let the bread cool for about 20 minutes. Then use a butter knife to ease the bread out and onto some sort of tray or baking rack.


For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar and butter together. After you have gathered enough juice from the lemons, slowly add the half cup of lemon juice. Now, as a note here, I’m not a huge sour person, so for me, the glaze was a little bit too sour. If you’re like me, then I would advise you to taste it as you go along, to make sure that the glaze is to your tasting.


One the glaze is done, pour it over the two loaves! And viola! You have lemon bread πŸ™‚


~ Southern Dreamer


  1. Oh My Goodness!!!! This was so incredibly good! Tasted more like a cake than bread. A great recipe for anytime, but I think it would be especially good at Easter. So yummy!!

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