This classic Strawberry Bread with a Lemon Icing-style frosting is an incredibly moist and tender quick bread recipe that takes just minutes to prep. Filled with fresh strawberries this lemon-glazed strawberry bread is an indulgent, delicious treat – perfect for afternoon tea!
This easy Strawberry Bread with Lemon Icing is perfect for summer gatherings, afternoon tea, or when you’re craving a sweet moist cake that’s super easy to make.
Much like my Buttermilk Strawberry Scones, this Strawberry Bread has become a favorite summer treat.
It’s a rich bread with incredible flavors of lemon and vanilla. It slices beautifully and is pretty enough for company or tea. Or with a simple glaze, it’s casual enough for picnics.
What you’ll need to make a delicious loaf of Strawberry Bread:
All-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda, salt, a medium sized lemon (both the zest and the juice), large eggs, granulated sugar, buttermilk, a neutral cooking oil, pure vanilla extract and plenty of fresh strawberries!
Why do you use oil instead of butter in this recipe?
I use oil instead of butter because while butter, obviously, is an unbeatable flavor, it can tend to dry out baked goods. There is already plenty of flavor in this bread and I find oil helps retain the bread’s moisture and texture.
Because I also use buttermilk in this recipe, some of that rich flavor is added back in, as well as an impossibly tender crumb. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, this is how to make your own in a pinch.
Can I use frozen strawberries in this recipe?
I use fresh and ripe strawberries for this recipe. While I always have frozen strawberries on hand, I like to save them for different uses.
Can I make this Strawberry Bread ahead?
This Strawberry bread freezes and thaws well, but don’t glaze it before freezing! To freeze, wrap securely in plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. Seal tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.
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