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A blackberry lemon loaf sliced, it has a pink glaze and is topped with blackberries.

Blackberry Lemon Bread

Moist blackberry lemon bread recipe with a tangy lemon and blackberry glaze.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 38 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 388kcal
Author Ella


  • 8.5"x 4.5" loaf pan


Loaf Cake

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup blackberries cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon flour for tossing the blackberries


  • 4 blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted


  • Preheat your oven to 325°F/170°C. Grease and line a 8.5x4.5" loaf pan.
  • Cut your blackberries. If they're small blackberries, cut into quarters, and if they're large cut into eighths. Toss with 1-2 tablespoons of flour in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Melt your butter in a microwave or in a small saucepan. Once melted, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a food processor or large blender, blend together your sugar and lemon zest. Do this for about 20-30 seconds, or until the lemon zest releases their oils and your sugar takes on more of a yellow color.
  • Stop the food processor and pour in your wet ingredients - melted butter, vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice, 3 eggs and sour cream. Blend together for 20 seconds.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold everything together with a rubber spatula. Fold until there are no more streaks of flour. Add in your chopped blackberries and fold those into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared pan and tape it on your counter a few times to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 80-90 minutes, a tester should come out clean. After 10 minutes, take it out of the pan and let it cool completely. If your loaf is turning too brown in the oven, cover it with aluminium foil.
  • Blend your 4 blackberries until you have a thick mixture. Add to the powdered sugar, heavy cream and lemon juice and whisk. Add more powdered sugar if it isn't thick enough, or more cream if it is too thick. Pour over your cooled loaf.


Butter: I use European style butter, like Kerry Gold, in my recipes. This will make your finished bake much creamier and richer.
Salt: If you don't have kosher salt, halve the amount of salt called for in the recipe. 1 teaspoon kosher salt = ½ teaspoon fine salt.
Storage: the loaf cake lasts up to 4 days at room temperature, keep it well wrapped. 
Freezing: slice up your loaf and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 2 months. To defrost, take it out of the freezer the night before and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. 
This recipe method is based from Alice Medrich's food processor pound cake


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg