This easy Lemon Loaf Recipe is made from scratch with simple ingredients you likely already have on hand. Ultra moist and full of sweet, tangy flavor, it’s easy to make and even tastier than the Starbucks version!
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan, and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, and ricotta cheese. Using a handheld mixer on medium speed, beat the ingredients for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Reduce the speed to low, and add the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and beat again to combine.
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the ingredients together until just combined. Do not overmix!
Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan, and bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and comes out clean.
Transfer the lemon loaf to a wire rack, and cool for 1 hour.
In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, salt, and lemon juice until smooth. Pour the glaze over the lemon loaf, and let set for 15 minutes or until hardened.