Starbucks Lemon Loaf (copycat)

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Let me be clear.  I DO NOT HAVE THE ACTUAL STARBUCKS RECIPE!  I have in my little arsenal, a copy of a copy of probably many other copies of a wanna be Lemon Loaf recipe.  Since I'm not too proud to brag it up and claim it – JUST AS GOOD as theirs….I will share what other's have so kindly shared with me.

It's the least I can do, right?

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Lemon Loaf

1 box yellow cake mix  (I know, I frowned when I first read that too)

1 large box lemon pudding mix (I used the cook kind)

1/2 C vegatable oil

4 eggs

1/2 C milk

8 oz. sour cream

1 lemon squeezed to death (separate all the seeds & pulp out)


In a bowl, combine cake mix & jello pudding.  Set to the side.  In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients until creamy.  I used a whisk because this recipe is FRAGILE!  Too much mixing seems to be the cause of major falling when baking.  So, just mix with caution.  Add the dry ingredients and SERIOULY, just mix them through.  I used my mixer but I was ever so quick.  Once it is mixed through to a creamy batter consistency (less than 30 seconds of beating), pour into two prepared loaf pans.

Bake at 350 for 45-50 min.  (Don't open the oven.  Peek through the glass to see if it is browning up)

Mine was ready in around 46 min in one pan (metal) and about 48 in another pan (glass).  Take them out of the oven and let them sit for 10 minutes to cool IN THE PAN!


1/2 stick butter (room temp)

2 C powdered sugar

1 lemon (sqeezed & separated)

1 t lemon extract or emulsion (I used extract)

Mix all ingredients together until a beautiful white consistency.  This stuff is kryptonite!  Lick those beaters!  You deserve it!  Lemon loaf is hard work!  Spread onto the tops of your completely cooled loaves.  Allow them to sit before you cut into them.  The icing will harden a bit and be a perfect topping to your FAKE CAKES!!

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Uhh, yea!  I can't believe it turned out so lovely.  No falling, no weird taste, very lemony & fresh and I used a cake mix to make it!  Wow, right?

Next time I'm tempted to pay $2+ for a single piece of lemon loaf cake at Starbucks….I will MAKE MY OWN!

You can thank me later.


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