I got to help out in Little Boy #1’s class this week, and as I was sitting at the table in the back with one little girl doing some make-up work, she says, “Do you know why I was gone last week? I had a tummy bug. And I’m feeling the same way I did then right now.”
God bless teachers is all I have to say!
My boys have the most awesome teachers ever. They come home and tell me the coolest things they are learning about. I love when random facts come out of their mouths. Did you know that the Emperor of China built a massive army out of clay to for protection in the afterlife? It took 40 years to build. And no two soldiers are exactly alike. And they invented the crossbow?
Amazing. Kids excited about learning about the world around them is a huge blessing, and teachers make it happen.
And while the older ones are at school soaking it up like a sponge, Little Boy #3 and I are home making Mini Iced Lemon Pound Cake Loaves, per his request. Because he can’t walk by the lemons that have fallen off the trees onto the sidewalk without thinking about lemon cake. And I’m easy to persuade.
And we even made them a little healthier for you with coconut oil and Greek yogurt. You’re welcome.
I love the denser texture of these loaves, and their sweet, creamy, lemon flavor. The lemon is there, but it’s gentle. Kind of like, “Oh hey there,” not like, “HELLOO!!!” if you know what I mean.
Make these and see what I love about them! Off to pick up the boys from school. Have a lovely weekend. If you make something yummy, share it and tag me on Instagram so I can see!
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- 1/2 cup coconut oil (in liquid form)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup lemon Greek yogurt (5.3 ounce carton)
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
For the Icing
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1–2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together coconut oil and sugar on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed in between.
- Add yogurt, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low speed until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
- Divide the batter evenly between three greased mini loaf pans.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, checking for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the loaf. The toothpick should come out with a few crumbs attached but no wet batter.
- Remove the pound cake loaves from oven and let the cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove loaves from the baking pans, and allow to cool on a wire rack while you make the icing.
- Whisk the icing together until smooth, adding just enough milk to bring it together. You want it to be almost as thick as toothpaste. Spread it over the slightly warm loaves and allow it to drip over the sides. The icing will harden within 10 minutes.
Adapted from Myrecipes.com
- Serving Size: 1 Mini Loaf
- Calories: 1115
- Sugar: 122g
- Sodium: 544mg
- Fat: 42g
- Saturated Fat: 32g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 172g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 15g
- Cholesterol: 187mg