Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf Cake

Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf Cake

How about a homemade Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf Cake? 🍋 Here’s the recipe:



  • 1 cup granulated sugar (about 200g)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 ounces melted unsalted butter (about 56g)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (about 60ml)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup full-fat milk at room temperature (about 80ml)
  • 1/3 cup full-fat Greek yogurt at room temperature (about 80ml)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 235g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup powdered sugar (about 120g)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 15ml)
  • 1 tablespoon milk (about 15ml)
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 320°F (160°C). Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub them together until the sugar turns yellow and looks like sand.
  3. Add the eggs and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Stir in the melted butter, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, yogurt, and milk. Whisk until well combined.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and gently fold it in. Then fold in the remaining flour until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Then, lift the cake out of the pan and let it cool completely on the rack.
  10. For the icing, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, milk, and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl until smooth.
  11. Pour the icing over the loaf and let it set until it dries out. Slice and enjoy! 🍰😋

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