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Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

This Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf is just like the real thing! Much cheaper to make this lemon loaf at home.

starbucks lemon loaf

Anybody who has ever waited in line at a Starbucks has probably seen this Lemon Loaf through the display case. I’m guessing many of you have also partaken in a piece or two.

Now you can enjoy the same Lemon Loaf from the convenience of your own kitchen with my Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf.

starbucks lemon loaf

I must admit that this copycat recipe is almost identical to what you will find at your local Starbucks. The glaze can be a bit tricky to get just right looking but the flavor is spot on.

I realize that Starbucks is known for its gourmet coffee but they also offer great food. Check out my other Copycat Recipes. My Gingerbread Loaf Recipe is another great Copycat recipe from Starbucks.

starbucks lemon loaf

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 9 out of 10 in my opinion.

starbucks lemon loaf

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Lemon Loaf recipe from Starbucks (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Eggs, White Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Extract, Lemon Juice, Canola Oil, Powdered Sugar and Milk.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, mix the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and lemon juice.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and blend. Add the oil and mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    batter in loaf pan
    lemon loaf fresh out of the oven
  6. While the loaf is cooling, make the lemon icing by combining the powdered sugar, milk and lemon extract and mix until smooth.
  7. Let the loaf cool completely on a wire rack. Pour the lemon icing over the top of the lemon loaf. Let the icing set before slicing and serving.
starbucks lemon loaf

Starbucks Lemon Loaf

This Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf is just like the real thing! Much cheaper to make this lemon loaf at home.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 419 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Hand Mixer
  • Loaf Pan
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Extract
  • Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Canola Oil

Lemon Icing

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • ½ Tsp Lemon Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, mix eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon juice.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and blend. Add the oil and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • While the loaf is cooling, make the lemon icing by combining the powdered sugar, milk and lemon extract and mix until smooth.
  • Let the loaf cool completely on a wire rack. Pour the lemon icing over the top of the lemon loaf. Let the icing set before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 275mgPotassium: 94mgSugar: 40gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1.4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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4 Comments

  1. Liam says:

    I made this recipe and it was fantastic. I have also had the same one at Starbucks and I could not taste the difference. Was very delicious.

  2. Suzie says:

    I am a great lover of lemon. Tried this recipe and my family could not get enough of it. It is so moist and very delicious. A keeper in my house.

  3. Mary Lacy says:

    Do you have any other diabetic recipes besides your peanut butter cookies? They were great. Thank you so much.

    1. I hope to add more diabetic-friendly and gluten-free recipes in the very near future!

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