This Starbucks Lemon Loaf Copycat Recipe is so fresh, so moist and so pretty it will become one of your go-to desserts. Makes a great snack too!
Like most of the recipes I share, this Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe is easy and quick. The only things you might not have on hand are the lemon and lemon extract. One of the things I like best about lemon recipes is the actual process of juicing and zesting the lemon. I love everything about it but my favorite thing is the scent. Simply put, the smell of lemon makes me smile.
Starbucks Lemon Loaf
- 1 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs at room temp.
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons lemon extract
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup oil
- zest of one lemon
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
- juice of 1/4 lemon
- Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 9 x 5 loaf pan or 6 mini pans.
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla and lemon extracts, and lemon juice with a mixer.
- Scrape bottom to make sure all is combined.
- Pour dry ing. into wet ing. and blend until smooth, scraping sides and bottom of bowl.
- Add oil and lemon zest. Mix well.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan(s) and bake for 45 min. (9 x 5) or 25 min. (minis.) Insert toothpick to test...it must come out clean.
- Remove from oven and let set 3 minutes.
- Prepare glaze...whisk to combine.
- Remove bread from pan(s) onto wire rack. Make sure and put a cookie sheet under the rack. Pour glaze over bread. Cool completely on rack.
mini = 2 1/2 in. x 4 in.
small = 3 in. x 5 1/2 in.
large = 9 in. x 5 in. I prepare my baking pans with Baker's Joy.
I made mini loaves but this recipe would be perfect for muffins or small loaves. I rarely use a normal, large size bread pan for my quick breads because I have a hard time getting the loaves done in the middle. However, make sure to watch the video that can be found at the end of this post. It shows the bread made into one large loaf and I had no problem getting it done in the middle. The small loaves are much easier to share but if you are making it for your family, one big loaf will work too! For your convenience, I’ve linked to my favorite bread pans in the little widget below.
To freeze Starbucks Lemon Loaf:
After the glaze is completely set, loosely package them in plastic wrap or Press-N-Seal. Place the wrapped loaves in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months. This makes it super easy to grab a loaf or two when needed.
Shop this post!
Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe Video
Click for more Lemon Dessert inspiration!