Light & Lovely Lemon Loaf Recipe

Light & Lovely Lemon Loaf Recipe
This Light and Lovely Lemon Loaf is a perfect dessert for spring. It’s quick too, since it starts with a ready-made angel food cake. It can be made up to three days ahead, so if you’re planning to have company, there’s no need to worry about getting a dessert made at the last minute.
I like to mold this dessert in either 2 regular-size loaf pans or one long giant one, but it can also be made in a tube pan. If you like, you can also make it in a 9 x 13” glass casserole dish and serve it cut in squares. For individual servings, spoon the lemon mixture into goblets.

12 Servings

1 13-16 ounce angel food cake

1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs, separated
1 3 oz. package lemon gelatin
1 cup lemon juice

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 cups sweetened whipped cream
  1. Cut the angel food cake into 1/2-1” cubes; place in a large bowl and set aside.

  2. Whisk together the sugar, milk, and egg yolks in a microwaveable container.

  3. Microwave 2 minutes; whisk until smooth.

  4. Return the mixture to the microwave and cook an additional 1-3 minutes or until boiling.

  5. Whisk in the gelatin and lemon juice.

  6. Stir until the gelatin has completely dissolved.

  7. Place the mixture in the fridge or freezer until cool, but not cold.

  8. Beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry.

  9. In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream to stiff peaks.

  10. Fold both the egg whites and the whipped cream into the lemon mixture.

  11. Pour the mixture over the angel food cake cubes.

  12. Spray two loaf pans with non-stick spray and line with plastic wrap.

  13. Pour the lemon mixture into the pans.

  14. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, several hours or overnight.

  15. Unmold onto a serving tray.

  16. Pipe sweetened whipped cream around the bottom and decoratively on top.

  17. Slice to serve.

  18. Refrigerate leftovers.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 166
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 44% Protein 6% Carb. 50%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 158 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 6 g

Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 17% Calcium 0% Iron 3%

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