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Lemon Loaf – Homemade Starbucks Recipe

You will be obsessed with this moist lemon loaf which is even better than Starbucks Lemon Loaf. If you are a fan of lemon desserts, this recipe is a must try and it is definitely worth it.🍋

As the spring is just around the corner, make this and enjoy it with everyone around you.

I already made this couple of times and everybody seemed very happy, and i can say; there is nobody that they won’t like this cake, except of someone particularly not liking lemon of course. 😊

The ingredients are very simple.

Ingredients you will need:

Unsalted butter, at room temperature
All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Vanilla extract or vanilla, any kind you have in hand
Yogurt or sour cream, i used yogurt in mine but sour cream will be perfect as well
Vegetable oil, i used sunflower oil

For Lemon syrup🍋
Icing sugar
Lemon juice, lemons’ juice

For Lemon Icing Glaze:
Icing sugar
Lemon juice, lemons’ juice

You need 9×5-inch (22 x 12 cm) or maximum 25 cm loaf pan.

Poke holes over the entire lemon cake and pour the syrup all over it while the cake is still hot.
Once the cake is cooled, cover it with the icing glaze and let it cool in the fridge for couple of hours.

Lemon syrup and glaze makes it super rich in lemon taste and moist. 🍋

Now the cake is cooled in the fridge and ready to be sliced!

Don’t forget, the longer it stays in the fridge the richer the taste will get!

I love making this recipe for friend and family. Let me know if you try the recipe, you can leave a comment down below or tag me on any social media! I love seeing your comments! 💕

Lemon Loaf - Homemade Starbucks Recipe

You will be obsessed with this moist lemon loaf which is even better than Starbucks Lemon Loaf.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 90g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g sugar (1 cup)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 224g all-purpose flour (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla
  • 120ml yogurt or sour cream (1/2 cup)
  • 60ml vegetable oil (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon zest (2 lemon)
  • 2 lemons juice
  • 50g icing sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 50ml lemon juice (1/4 cup)
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until it is fluffy-about 3-4 minutes with hand mixer.
  2. Add eggs and mix it again, then add all the wet ingredients and mix well.
  3. Sift all the dry ingredients and incorporate with the batter until the batter is smooth.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170°C and place parchment paper to a 22 x 12 cm or max 25 cm loaf pan, pour the batter into the pan.
  5. Bake it around 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. In a sauce pan, mix syrup ingredients and cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Poke holes over the entire cake by using a toothpick and pour the syrup on while the cake is hot.
  8. Let the cake cool for an hour before pouring the lemon glaze.
  9. In a small-medium bowl, mix lemon icing glaze ingredients and pour onto the 1 hour cooled cake.
  10. Chill the cake in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving, overnight is preferable.


  1. Depending on your oven, baking time may differ from 45 minutes to 1 hour, keep an eye on your cake.
  2. The cake tastes a lot better when it is cooled overnight.
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