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Bake Brave for the World Baking Day Challenge!

Sunday is World Baking Day! For this year’s celebration, take on the baking day challenge by baking something you’ve never baked before! The World Baking Day website provides 100 recipes you can choose from at different levels of skill. Whether you “cross your fingers and bake” or you say, “I bake therefore I am,” there’s a recipe there to suit your tastes and baking experience!


To celebrate the occasion, I picked out a recipe called Carmela’s Lemon Loaves! At baking level 67/100, it’s quite easy to make, and very refreshing for the summer too. It has a moist crumb, the texture of a nice quick bread, and it’s full of bright, lemon flavor from its zesty inside to it’s citrus frosting.

World Baking Day - Carmelas Lemon Loaves

Here’s the recipe, re-created in American conventional units, and with a few slight modifications. Hope you enjoy this delightful dish, or another one of those great desserts at the World Baking Day website, for yourself!

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Carmela's Lemon Loaves


    For the cake:
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • lemon zest from 1 or 2 lemons
  • For the frosting:
  • confectioner's sugar
  • lemon juice


  • Cream sugar, eggs, and zest in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and stir until combined.
  • Pour in 1 cup of milk and vanilla extract and mix. Then, whisk in the melted margarine. Once it's all smooth, pour the mixture into prepared loaf pans. _(I used two regular sized loaf pans, but the original recipe calls for a mini loaf pan!).
  • Bake them at 350°F for approximately 30 - 40 minutes (depending on the size of the pan you're using), until they're golden brown.
  • If you want an icing to go with it, combine a bit of confectioner's sugar with lemon juice. Add enough confectioner's sugar to get the texture you want and mix until the icing is smooth. Drizzle it over your loaf as desired!
 Bake Brave for the World Baking Day Challenge! Recipes

Carmelas Lemon Loaves for World Baking Day


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