Forget banana bread, this is my new fav! Would be absolutely perfect for Easter!!!

Lemon Cream Cheese Bread is a delectable fusion of tangy lemon and creamy cheese, creating a moist and flavorful treat perfect for any occasion. This article will guide you through the entire process of making this delightful bread, providing you with a detailed recipe, tips, and FAQs to ensure success.



Ingredient Amount
Sugar 1 cup
Eggs 3
Sour cream 8 oz
Canola oil ½ cup
Lemon zest Zest of 2 lemons
Lemon juice Juice of 1 lemon
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Flour 1 ½ cups
Baking powder 2 ½ teaspoons
Salt 1 teaspoon
Cream cheese 1 (8 oz) package, softened
Powdered sugar ⅓ cup


  1. Preheat and Prep:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Grease a standard loaf pan to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and canola oil. Mix until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Integrate Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until fully combined. Set the batter aside.
  5. Prepare Cream Cheese Mixture:
    • In a small bowl, mix the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  6. Layer and Swirl:
    • Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan.
    • Spoon half of the cream cheese mixture on top and swirl it with a knife.
    • Add the remaining batter and spoon the rest of the cream cheese mixture on top, swirling again to create a marbled effect.
  7. Bake:
    • Bake the bread for 65-70 minutes.
    • Cover the bread with foil for the last 20-30 minutes to prevent the top from over-browning.
  8. Cool:
    • Allow the bread to fully cool before slicing to ensure the cream cheese is set.

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