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This lemon and coconut loaf is buttery, moist, and full of flavor. The sweet lemon drizzle really puts it over the top.
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Lemon & Coconut Loaf Recipe
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Lemon & Coconut Loaf Recipe

Lemon & Coconut Loaf Recipe

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Ingredients

Loaf:1 cup of white sugar½ cup of butter, softened2 eggs1 lemon, juice and zest1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour1 teaspoon of baking powder1/4 teaspoon of salt1/2 cup of milk1/2 cup of grated coconutDrizzle:3/4 cup of confectioners sugar2 teaspoons of lemon juice, or more as needed

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C) and grease a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
  2. Beat the white sugar and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the juice and zest of one lemon into butter mixture.
  5. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl and add to butter mixture alternately with milk, mixing until batter is well incorporated.
  6. Fold in the coconut, mixing just enough to evenly combine.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (about 60 minutes).
  9. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Gradually stir 2 teaspoons of lemon juice into confectioners' sugar in a bowl until mixture is thin enough to drizzle and transfer mixture to a resealable plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and gently squeeze bag and drizzle mixture evenly over the loaf.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Christina, allrecipes.com


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