Lemon Cake Loaf

Photo by Julie W.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf Cake – the True Copycat Recipe

  • Rating: 5

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • Cook Time: 50 minutes

  • Total Time: 1 hour

  • Yield: 2 9x5 loaves

  • Ingredients

  • Cake

  • 1

    box yellow cake mix

  • 5.1

    ounce instant or cook and serve Lemon pudding mix (can be replaced with instant vanilla pudding & 2 tsp lemon emulsion)

  • 1/2

    cup vegetable oil

  • 4

    large eggs

  • 1/2

    cup milk

  • 8

    ounces sour cream

  • 6

    tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2-3 lemons)

  • Lemon Topping

  • 1/2

    stick butter, room temperature

  • 2

    cups powdered sugar

  • 4

    tbsp lemon juice

  • 1

    tsp lemon emulsion/extract

Directions

Turn oven to 350F. Line 2 loaf pans with foil & spray with non stick spray, or butter and flour the pans. Set aside. Combine all the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl, add about 1 cup of wet ingredients, beat with a mixer !on low speed! for about 15 seconds, then add the rest of the ingredients and beat on low speed for another 15-20 seconds. DO NOT over beat, or your cake will deflate. Divide batter evenly between two loaf pans. Place in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, until golden in color or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let rest in the pan for 5 minutes, before removing and allowing to cool on a cooling rack. Make Icing Beat butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice & lemon emulsion until smooth and supple. Spread evenly on top of both cakes. Allow the glaze to harden up before slicing. This recipe can be used to make a cake, cupcakes or even small individual squares

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