When you live in the mid-west, you suffer through cold winters that feel endless. Because of that, you miss the simple things in life. You miss the flowers, the sounds of birds chirping and most importantly, you miss seeing the sun! Yes, southerners, we miss the sun. I really can't wait for spring to finally arrive. A way for me to bring spring a little earlier is to make things I associate with spring. One of those things is this lovely lemon loaf cake. I call it a loaf cake and not a pound cake for one reason. It's technically not a pound cake. It doesn't have the pound ratio of ingredients that makes up a pound cake. So, loaf cake it is. This cake is so delicious! The bright, tart lemon flavor with the sweetness with some berries on the side, really sets this off. If you're feeling wild, add some whip cream or ice cream on the side as well. I wouldn't blame you. The texture of the cake is perfect. It's fluffy, moist and a fine crumb. Exactly what I want from a cake.