Treat yourself to a slice of Lemon Loaf bliss with this four-ingredient recipe

Publish Date
Thursday, 29 February 2024, 11:26AM
Sara Stewart's 4 Ingredient Lemon Loaf. Photo / via Instagram @sara.haven

Sara Stewart's 4 Ingredient Lemon Loaf. Photo / via Instagram @sara.haven

Start your week on a delicious note with this super simple Lemon Loaf! You're only four ingredients and 45 minutes away from enjoying a slice with your mid-morning tea. 

And thanks to @kirbiecravings on Instagram, it is super easy to make it gluten and/or dairy-free; just switch the flour to your preferred gluten-free brand and pick up a tin of vegan condensed milk.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice + 2 tsp lemon zest

If you don’t have self-rising flour, adding 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour will work. 


  • Preheat oven to 170 C and line a loaf pan with baking paper.
  • Whisk together eggs and milk in a large bowl until fully incorporated, then add flour and whisk until smooth.
  • Add lemon juice and zest in and mix well before pouring into your pan.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick/knife comes out mostly clean.

Lemon Glaze:

  • Add 1 cup powdered sugar to a small bowl and mix in 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice until you get the desired consistency.
  • Ensure your cake is fully cooled before drizzling over the glaze.


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