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Lemon Raspberry Bread With Lemon Glaze

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Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.

The bread looks scrumptious and beautiful with the bright red and purple colors from the fresh raspberries and blueberries.

The bread looks scrumptious and beautiful with the bright red and purple colors from the fresh raspberries and blueberries.

Lemon and Raspberry: Yum!

My husband loves sour and tangy fruits such as lemon and raspberry. The other day, he challenged me to make the lemon bread I've made before—but this time to add raspberries instead of blueberries. The results were marvelous. Let me share how easy it is to make this delicious treat.

The recipe is very similar to the one I've used before to make lemon bread with blueberry filling, but for the raspberry variation I have added an extra half cup of sugar to compensate for the sourness that comes from the raspberries.

Be sure to let the loaf cool completely before drizzling the lemon glaze on top. It is also important to allow time for the glaze set before serving.

I have no doubt that you and your family will love this bread!

Cook Time

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Makes: 1 loaf

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • Zest of 3 lemons, make sure wash lemons before zesting
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, washed and drained
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cup self-raising or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil

For the lemon glaze:

  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup icing sugar

For the garnishes:

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh blueberries (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line a loaf baking pan with parchment or baking paper; then set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and the lemon zest. Use a whisk to combine evenly.
  3. Combine the eggs into the mixture and continue mixing.
  4. Add the half-and-half, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil into the mixture. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  5. In a medium bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Mix to combine.
  7. Add the raspberries into the mixture. Use a spatula and mix to combine.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake the bread for 1 hour or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Place the bread on a cooling rack. Let it cool completely before glazing and decorating.
  11. For the lemon glaze: In a medium bowl, combine the icing sugar and lemon juice. Use a whisk to mix until becomes a smooth paste.
  12. Pour the lemon glaze on top of the bread. Let the glaze set for 30-45 minutes before cutting. You can put some fresh raspberries and blueberries on top for decorations (optional).
  13. Serve the bread with a cup of coffee or tea.

Photo Tutorial

Wash and drain the raspberries.

Wash and drain the raspberries.

Combine the raspberries into the mixture.

Combine the raspberries into the mixture.

Slowly mix the raspberries to combine.

Slowly mix the raspberries to combine.

Pour the mixture into a prepared loaf pan.

Pour the mixture into a prepared loaf pan.

Fresh baked lemon bread with raspberry filling. Let it cool before putting the glaze on top.

Fresh baked lemon bread with raspberry filling. Let it cool before putting the glaze on top.

I decided to decorate the bread with more fresh raspberries and blueberries on top of the lemon glaze.

I decided to decorate the bread with more fresh raspberries and blueberries on top of the lemon glaze.

The bread looks very tempting. I can't wait to try this!

The bread looks very tempting. I can't wait to try this!

Yummy slice of lemon raspberry bread with lemon glaze.

Yummy slice of lemon raspberry bread with lemon glaze.

© 2020 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on June 29, 2020:

I'm pretty sure it will be delicious as lemon. I love lime too. I have used lime to make cakes. I think you should try and let me know the result! Good luck, Janisa :)

Janisa from Earth on June 29, 2020:

This looks divine!

Do you think it'll taste just as good if I use limes instead?

Liza (author) from USA on June 24, 2020:

Hi Manuela, the lemon and raspberry bread is my favorite treat for summer. I made this for my mother in-law for Mother's Day too. I hope you will try the recipe. Have a great summer!

Manuela from Portugal on June 24, 2020:

Lemon and raspeberry seems a great combination for summer. I love both fruits so I think I will try this cake. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

Liza (author) from USA on June 15, 2020:

This bread is perfect for summer, Peggy. I love the combination of lemon and raspberry in it. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks for pinning the recipe :)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 15, 2020:

Those flavors of lemon and raspberry sound delicious to me. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Pinning this to my cakes and sweet breads board.

Liza (author) from USA on June 05, 2020:

Thank you for your generous comment, Lisha. I'm a sweet tooth too. The bread was delicious. I have a great time whenever I have to bake the bread :)

Lisha C on June 05, 2020:

This bread looks delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe. I love all things sweet and this certainly looks like something very different and appealing.

Liza (author) from USA on May 29, 2020:

You're welcome, Jeric :)

Jeric Urbayo from Florence, Italy on May 29, 2020:

Thank you for sharing your recipe. I am craving for it now.. mmmm

Liza (author) from USA on April 22, 2020:

Thank you, Angel.

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on April 16, 2020:

Mmm looks so good!

Liza (author) from USA on March 14, 2020:

You're welcome, Shaloo. This recipe is easy but, you will amaze at the result. Have a lovely weekend :)

Shaloo Walia from India on March 14, 2020:

Looks delicious... thanks for sharing the recipe!

Liza (author) from USA on February 28, 2020:

You're absolutely right, Linda! The lemon flavor just so bright and fresh in every bite of it. Thanks for commenting. Have a lovely weekend!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 27, 2020:

The cake looks very colorful. I'm sure it tastes great, too! I love a lemon flavor in cakes.

Liza (author) from USA on February 27, 2020:

Hi Rachel, thanks so much for your engaging comment. Actually the other day, I've made this for my husband. He took the whole loaf to work. He said everyone loved every slices of the bread. It made me very happy to hear that. So, I hope you'll enjoy this loaf as much as we do!

Liza (author) from USA on February 27, 2020:

Indeed. It was the best with coffee. Thanks for commenting. I appreciated it :)

Rachelle Williams from Tempe, AZ on February 27, 2020:

OMG! This looks absolutely delicious! I'm not usually a fan of sweets, but this one "takes the cake," so to say. I've printed this and I can't wait to try it, and I'll let you know how it turns out...

Travel Chef from Manila on February 26, 2020:

I love the icing and fresh berries on top. This could be a perfect match for coffee, hot chocolate or tea.

Liza (author) from USA on February 26, 2020:

Thank you, Nella. This lemon bread tastes so good with the raspberries inside :) and so perfect with coffee!

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on February 26, 2020:

This looks delicious Liza! I love raspberries.

Liza (author) from USA on February 26, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comment, Liz. The bread was delicious. I'm glad I did with the raspberries this time.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 26, 2020:

This is a great idea. I like the combination of flavours and the finished product looks amazing.

Liza (author) from USA on February 25, 2020:

Hi Nyesha, yes, I do too! The fresh fruits always bring a refreshing flavor, especially in baked goods. I can't stop using them in my recipe. By the way, I love sharing pleasing and tasty recipes. Thank you for commenting. I really appreciated it.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on February 25, 2020:

Hi Liza,

I love to use fresh fruit in recipes and this recipe looks very enticing. Thanks so much for sharing it.

- Nyesha