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Lemon & Chia Seed Loaf Cake

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What I like most about a loaf cake is the denseness of it. Loaf cakes always seem so hearty. They are nice to enjoy for breakfast, especially when they aren’t super sweet. Without a lot of extra added sugar, you can eat a piece of loaf cake and not be bouncing off the walls at 7am from a sugar rush! Instead there’s a nice flavor of lemon to get your taste buds movin’ in the mornin’! This loaf cake is perfect for the early AM.

What’s your favorite loaf cake?

Lemon & Chia Seed Loaf Cake

Adapted from Southern Living


  • 4 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (plain will work, too)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (squeezed from 1 – 2 lemons)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 tsp chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan.
  2. In mixer, beat together butter and apple sauce.
  3. Add sugar and continue mixing.
  4. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  5. In separate bowl, combine flour, salt and soda.
  6. Add flour mixture to wet mixture alternating with yogurt.
  7. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and chia seeds.
  8. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes or until brown and center is done.
  9. Allow to cool and ENJOY!!


About Lesley

I am a 29 year old Pennsylvanian who enjoys running, good eats, family and friends!

2 responses »

  1. I’m a big fan of loaf cakes! I love the denseness, I’ll have to give this one a try.


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