Best Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

bursting with lemon flavor
Bursting with lemon flavor
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Ingredients

For loaf cake batter:
1 cup Granulated sugar 200 g
1 tbsp Lemon zest
2 Large eggs at room temperature
¼ cup Unsalted butter 56 g, melted
¼ cup Sunflower oil 60 ml
1 tsp Vanilla extract 5 ml, pure
⅓ cup Sour cream 80 ml, at room temperature
⅓ cup Milk 80 ml, at room temperature
1 ⅔ cups All-purpose flour 235 g
1 tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Baking soda
½ tsp Salt
For lemon icing:
1 cup Icing sugar 120 g
1 tbsp Lemon juice 15 ml
1 tbsp Milk 15 ml
pinch of Salt

Nutritional information

357
calories
16.2g
fat
48.9g
carbohydrates
5.3g
protein
66mg
cholesterol
254mg
sodium
Ingredients
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Best Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

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Have extra lemons in your pantry? With minimal prep time, you can be on your way to making the Best Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf. This tender dessert loaf is bursting with a sweet and tart lemon flavor that is sure to please. Top it off with bright lemon icing for a beautiful presentation and added flavor.

First, make lemon sugar. Rub the sugar and lemon zest between your fingers to extract the most flavor from the lemon. Then add in the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the melted butter, oil, sour cream, milk, and vanilla extract and mix to combine. In a medium bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Add in two additions to the wet ingredients. Stop mixing when the batter is just combined. Transfer the batter to a parchment-lined loaf pan. For a lovely straight split across the center of the loaf, run an offset spatula lengthwise down the center of the batter before baking. Bake until golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean. While the loaf cools, make the lemon icing. Pour the icing over the loaf and let it set before slicing. Enjoy! 

To make the Best Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Best Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Steps to make Best Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

1

Heat oven and prepare loaf pan

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

2

Make lemon sugar

1

To a large bowl, add 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon zest and rub them together between your fingers to extract the most flavor from the lemon.

3

Add eggs

2

Add in 2 large eggs and whisk to combine.

4

Add wet ingredients

2

Add ¼ cup melted butter, ¼ cup sunflower oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ⅓ cup sour cream, and ⅓ cup milk and whisk to combine well.

5

Sift dry ingredients

2

In a medium bowl, sift together 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt.

6

Combine dry and wet ingredients

2

Add half of the sifted flour mix to the wet ingredients and mix until almost incorporated. Then mix in the remaining flour until evenly combined. Do not overmix.

7

Transfer to loaf pan

1

Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. For a straight split across the center of the loaf, use an offset spatula to make a shallow cut lengthwise down the center of the batter before baking.

8

Bake

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Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. In the last 10 minutes, tent the pan with foil to prevent the top from over-browning.

9

Cool

Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Turn the loaf out of the pan and cool completely on a wire rack before topping with the lemon icing.

10

Make lemon icing

2

In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup icing sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon milk, and a pinch of salt and whisk until smooth. The icing should be thick and opaque white but still flowing.

11

Cover with icing

Pour the icing over the cooled loaf, spreading it out to drip over the edges. Let the icing set.

12

Serve

Slice and serve!

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Athina

I’ve had so many requests for an easy lemon loaf cake, and this one is my fav! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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