Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread

Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Bread Recipe

What's moist and tangy with the brightness of lemon, the sweet bite of raspberry and a faint wisp of citrusy cardamom? You guessed it! This Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread...that's what!

This delicious bread is perfect for springtime and comes together in no time...hence the name quick bread! Slice this bread up for a delightful breakfast treat or maybe as an afternoon break with a nice cup of tea. Either way, you'll be delighted by the taste these flavorful combination of ingredients bring to the table.

Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

Yield: 2 loaves     Prep Time: 10 minutes     Bake Time: 60 minutes

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon zest (2 lemons)
2 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs at room temperature
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed or 1 cup fresh
Lemon Glaze:
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, lemon zest, cardamom and poppy seeds.
-In a separate large bowl, using an electric mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
-Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
-Turn the mixer to low and add the flour mixture into the creamed mixture in thirds, being careful not to over mix.
-Using a spatula, gently fold in the raspberries.
-Divide the batter equally between two loaf pans that have been liberally sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
-Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
-Remove to a wire rack to cool.
-Meanwhile, in a small microwave safe bowl, heat the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.
-Brush the tops of the warm loaves equally with the lemon juice and sugar mixture.
-Remove the loaves from the pans and allow to cool completely on the wire rack.
-Serve warm or cool.

I think an amazing accompaniment to this delicious quick bread would be a lovely scoop (maybe two) of luscious lemon sorbet...be still my heart!

Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

I do believe that lemons are one of my favorite ingredients to cook and bake with. For a few examples of some of my other lemon recipes I've shared over the years, please check out my Lemon Curd and Lemon Curd Whipped Cream ~ Lemon Lavender Summer Fruit Cake ~ Pork Chops with Lemon, Bacon and Sage ~ Chicken, Lemon and Orzo Soup and Luscious Lemon Cheesecake.

And naturally there's always Limoncello...

Custom Painted Limoncello bottle and cordial glasses via Kudos Kitchen By Renee
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