Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe

When I was working in an office in the downtown area, we had a Starbucks around the corner. Almost every morning I would leave the house a little early so I had time to run in and get myself a cup of coffee or a latte. I knew I was spending more than if I were to have a cup of coffee at the office, but their coffee is sooooo good! Another favorite treat I became addicted to was the Starbucks Lemon Loaf. There is nothing like the tartness of the lemon with the sweet cake and glaze on top. Fast forward a million years later and here I am, a work from home mom. I do not get out to the Starbucks anymore, but I still crave that delicious Starbucks Lemon Loaf.

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe pin

With us being a one income families, we just cannot afford for me to go gallivanting over to the Starbucks at Market Square anytime I want. So, the alternative is to make my own Starbucks Lemon Loaf. When I make a loaf from home, I prefer to use my 12″ rectangular baker from Polmedia Pottery, which is made by Cer-Maz factory in Boleslawiec, Poland. I am a huge fan of the gorgeous Polmedia Polish Pottery and Boleslawiec Stoneware. This baker, with its beautiful cobalt blue and pretty flowers is perfect for my kitchen and sells for just $62.38 on the Polmedia Polish Pottery and Boleslawiec Stoneware website. The stunning Ceramika Bona, is handcrafted by artisans in Poland.


Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe:

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 cup oil
  • zest of one lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9 × 5 loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon juice with a mixer until blended.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth. Add oil and lemon zest and mix well.
  5. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on rack. Pour glaze over cooled loaf.


1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1⁄2 teaspoon lemon extract