Cream together: butter,sugar
Beat in: eggs, grated rind of 1 lemon
Sift together flour, baking powder, a dash of salt
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Stir in 1/2 cup - 1 cup nuts (if desired)
Turn batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 F. for 45 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, spoon over it this glaze:
In a saucepan, combine: sugar, the juice of 1 lemon
Heat until sugar is dissolved, then pour it over the hot cake (which is still in the pan!) Let the cake stand a few minutes to absorb the glaze, the remove the cake from the pan and allow to cool on a rack.