Lemon Loaf Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

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Kristen Hernandez Modified: March 24, 2022
Lemon Loaf Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

How To Make Lemon Loaf (Starbucks Copycat)

This copycat recipe makes scrumptious lemon loaf just like Starbucks! The lemon butter frosting atop adds creaminess to the soft and tangy loaf.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours



  • cupsflour
  • 3⅖ozinstant lemon pudding mix
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 3eggs
  • 1cupsugar
  • 2tbspbutter,softened
  • 1tspvanilla
  • 2tsplemon extract
  • cupfresh lemon juice
  • ½cupoil
  • ¾cupplain greek yogurt
  • 1lemon zest

For Frosting:

  • 3tbspbutter,soft but not melted
  • cuppowdered sugar
  • 3tbsplemon juice
  • 1tsplemon extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 5×9-inch loaf pan with a piece of parchment paper. Spray the pan, and parchment paper with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, pudding mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a stand or hand mixer, combine the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract, lemon juice, oil, and yogurt. Mix until evenly combined.

  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the lemon zest, and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  4. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the center is fully set, and a toothpick inserted comes out crumb-free.

  5. After baking, let cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Run a knife around the sides of the pan, invert and remove from the pan, removing the parchment paper from the bottom. Cool completely on a cooling rack.


  1. Combine the butter, lemon juice, and lemon extract with a hand or stand mixer.

  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, and beat until smooth and creamy. Evenly spread the frosting over the top of the loaf.

  3. Refrigerate to let frosting set completely before slicing. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 437.31kcal
  • Fat: 19.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.64g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.27g
  • Fiber: 0.71g
  • Sugar: 46.74g
  • Protein: 5.27g
  • Cholesterol: 66.13mg
  • Sodium: 311.31mg
  • Calcium: 47.29mg
  • Potassium: 58.84mg
  • Iron: 0.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 69.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.17mg
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