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My easy Lemon Loaf is the perfect Starbucks copycat recipe! With simple easy-to-find ingredients, whip this deliciously soft lemon loaf with a creamy lemon glaze in just 1 hour. In fact, we think our homemade recipe is even better than a Starbucks lemon loaf!

My easy Lemon Loaf is the perfect Starbucks copycat recipe! With simple easy-to-find ingredients, whip this deliciously soft lemon loaf with a creamy lemon glaze in just 1 hour.

Lemon Loaf

If you’ve ever had Starbucks’ Lemon Loaf, you know how good it is. Full of lemon flavor, moist, dense, and rich! This easy lemon cake is perfectly moist while still being fluffy. If you like lemon desserts, you have got to give this cake a try! It is the perfect cake for every occasion.

My easy Lemon Loaf is the perfect Starbucks copycat recipe! With simple easy-to-find ingredients, whip this deliciously soft lemon loaf with a creamy lemon glaze in just 1 hour.

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter (at room temperature)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Sour cream
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon extract
  • Nonstick spray
Lemon loaf ingredients

Supplies:

  • 4×8 inch or 5×9 inch loaf pan
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer or stand mixer
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • Grater
  • Toothpick
  • Optional: parchment paper
Lemon loaf dough ingredients

Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Using medium speed, cream the butter and sugar together until light. Beat in the eggs, sour cream, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, and lemon extract

Loaf dough

Whisk in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir the lemon loaf cake dough together until completely combined.

Pour the batter mixture into a 4×8 or 5×9 inch loaf pan prepared with non-stick spray. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The tender bread will make your kitchen smell delicious.

Loaf dough

While the lemon cake is baking, it’s time to whip up the delicious lemon glaze topping!

Baked loaf

Lemon Glaze Ingredients

  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Milk
  • Melted butter
Lemon glaze ingredients

Lemon Glaze Recipe

The lemon glaze could not get any easier. Simply whisk together the powdered sugar, citrus juice, milk, and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl. The smooth texture forms in seconds!

How to make a lemon glaze

Once the loaf is done baking, remove it from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges of the loaf from the pan with a butter or icing knife, and turn the loaf onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Baked loaf

Drizzle the lemon flavor glaze over the cooled lemon loaf, and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Serve in thick slices! With minimal prep time, every moist crumb will be loved! We suggest giving slices wrapped in plastic wrap to neighbors and coworkers!

We love eating this with our favorite dairy, like a cold glass of milk or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Lemon loaf with a creamy lemon glaze on top.

Storage Instructions

This delicious lemon loaf can be stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days. We do not recommend keeping it in the refrigerator as it will dry the cake out faster!

My easy Lemon Loaf is the perfect Starbucks copycat recipe! With simple easy-to-find ingredients, whip this deliciously soft lemon loaf with a creamy lemon glaze in just 1 hour.

How to Freeze Lemon Bread 

This lemon bread freezes very well. However, be sure to freeze the glaze separately and then glaze the bread after it has thawed. It can be frozen for up to 6 months.

My easy Lemon Loaf is the perfect Starbucks copycat recipe! With simple easy-to-find ingredients, whip this deliciously soft lemon loaf with a creamy lemon glaze in just 1 hour.

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Lemon Loaf Recipe

Lemon Loaf

An Easy Lemon Loaf with a creamy lemon glaze done in just 1 hour. In fact, we think our homemade recipe is even better than Starbucks!
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 slices

Equipment

  • 4×8 inch or 5×9 inch loaf pan
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer or stand mixer
  • spatula
  • spoon
  • Grater
  • Toothpick
  • non-stick spray or parchment paper

Ingredients 

For the Lemon Loaf

  • 1⅓ cup flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • tablespoons lemon zest (roughly the amount you get from one lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract (not lemon oil!)

For the Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 325º
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light
  • Beat in eggs, sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract
  • Add flour mixture and stir together until completely combined
  • Pour into a greased 4×8 or 5×9 inch loaf pan and bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes
  • Loosen the edges of the loaf from the pan with a butter or icing knife, and turn the loaf onto a wire rack to cool completely
  • Combine glaze ingredients until smooth
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled lemon loaf, and spread with the back of a spoon
  • Slice and serve!

Notes

Storing Leftovers
This delicious lemon loaf can be stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days. We do not recommend keeping it in the refrigerator as it will dry the cake out faster!

Additional Info


Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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