Close To Starbucks Lemon Loaf But Better
This copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf is so moist and has a lemon pudding-like layer through the middle of the cake. You won't be disappointed if you are a lemon lover like I am.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Loaf
Serves: 1
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter Softened.
  • 1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon extract
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup soft coconut oil
  • Lemon Icing ( I did this twice but if you only want to use it once go ahead but it won't be as good.
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Lemon Simple Syrup reduction
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Boil on high until reduced and like a syrup texture which takes about 10 minutes. Stir often.
  1. On the stove-top put the ingredients for the lemon simple syrup on the stove and get that going. Keep warm once it is done as you will be pouring it hot over the lemon loaf.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Use a hand or stand mixer to blend the vanilla, eggs, butter, sugar, lemon juice, and extract
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend until combined
  5. Add coconut oil and mix well.
  6. Pour batter into a well greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. ( I greased with a bit of butter)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. I test my loaf with a toothpick or wooden skewer by inserting it into the middle of the cake to check if it's done. If it comes out wet it's not done. (I check mine at 35 minutes just because all ovens are different and you don't want to burn it)
  8. Make the lemon icing by combining all the icing ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a whisk until smooth.
  9. Once the lemon loaf comes out from the oven poke hole with a large skewer all over the top of the loaf. Pour the entire lemon simple syrup mixture on top and then pour the glaze number 1 on top. Once that cools for 10 minutes add another recipe of glaze for a total of two glazing sessions.
  10. Let cool then remove from the loaf pan.
  11. Slice the lemon loaf when it has cooled but it's MUCH better the next day once the flavours come together.
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