Easy Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf Recipe Tastes Like the Real Thing by 30Seconds Food

Easy Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf Recipe Tastes Like the Real Thing

Have you ever bitten into a scrumptious slice of Starbucks' lemon loaf, or stared at it through the glass wishing you were biting into it? The fresh, lemony loaf cake is pretty famous, and for good reason. It's absolutely delicious! And with this easy copycat recipe, you can now make it at home.

This easy lemon cake recipe makes two loaves, so you can either share with friends and family or freeze it for later. Serve this lemon recipe for dessert, breakfast or as a snack.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: Makes 2 loaves



  • 1 box (18 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 2 packages (4.3 ounces each) cook and serve lemon pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the cake ingredients in a bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
  2. Divide the batter between two buttered 9x5-inch loaf pans. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove and cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before removing to cool completely.
  4. To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Add more lemon juice, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Pour the glaze over the cooled cakes. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.

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Elisa Schmitz
I am a huge fan of Starbucks lemon loaf. How fun to make your own version at home! #yum
Amazing recipe 🍋
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