Recipe | Starbucks Lemon Loaf

I saw this “top secret” Starbucks Lemon Loaf recipe circulating Facebook a few weeks ago and just had to give it a go myself. I’m not sure whether it actually is the Starbucks Lemon Loaf recipe but it looked so simple and I had all the ingredients in the cupboard. As I mentioned in my Banana Muffins recipe post last week I didn’t own a loaf tin. I borrowed one to make this Starbucks Lemon Loaf but I’ve since invested in one and I’m already planning many more loaf recipes. Please suggest any recipes you’d like me to try/make in the comments as I always like a challenge.

Starbucks Lemon Loaf
Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Starbucks Lemon Loaf Ingredients:

Makes 1 Loaf

 200g flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

130g caster sugar

2 tbsp butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon lemon extract

100ml fresh lemon juice

40ml oil



130g icing sugar

2 tbsp milk

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract



Preparation – 20 minutes | Baking – 45 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 180c and grease loaf tin.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

3. In another bowl mix together the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract and lemon juice then add to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Add the oil and mix again.

4. Pour into your prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool for 45 minutes.

5. Make the icing by mixing the icing sugar, lemon extract and milk together, remove loaf from the tin once cool and top with the icing. Leave the icing to set for around 20 minutes.



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  1. 29th October 2015 / 12:24 pm

    This looks so delicious and easy to prepare! I'm usually totally useless when it comes to baking, but this looks really nice and straightforward. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! x


  2. 7th August 2017 / 12:08 pm

    My daughter loves lemon cake so I’m sure I would be top of her love list if I made this!

    • Ami
      8th August 2017 / 11:33 am

      Mmm I do too! Let me know what she thinks if you do give it a go!

      Ami xxx

  3. 7th August 2017 / 1:21 pm

    This looks so scrummy and quite easy to make. I think even a non baker like myself can give this a whirl.

    • Ami
      8th August 2017 / 11:34 am

      It really is so simple. I like to keep my recipes to as little steps as possible.

      Ami xxx

  4. 7th August 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I make a very similar lemon cake myself but the icing on this looks really nice x

    • Ami
      8th August 2017 / 11:35 am

      It really compliments the flavour. Lemon cake is definitely one of my favourites.

      Ami xxx

  5. Helen
    7th August 2017 / 3:31 pm

    This looks so good! I love the Starbucks lemon loaf so I’ll definitely give this a go.

    • Ami
      8th August 2017 / 11:36 am

      Let me know what you think if you try it. I think it taste almost identical!

      Ami xxx

  6. Gareth Torrance
    8th August 2017 / 8:12 am

    Oh man, my OH and I love the Starbucks Lemon Loaf, so I’m definitely going to try and make this!

    • Ami
      8th August 2017 / 11:41 am

      Try it and see what you think. I think it tastes so similar!

      Ami xxx

  7. 8th August 2017 / 7:40 pm

    What a fun post to have run across today. My husband is addicted to Starbucks lemon loaves! I’ll have to make these and suprise him. My guess is they’ll taste better than the original. Especially toasty warm straight out of the oven. x

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:37 pm

      Mmm I love them too! So glad I can make them at home now. I definitely need to make this again soon.

      Ami xxx

  8. Dena
    8th August 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I haven’t been to starbucks for years! I do like the sound of this though, might have to pop in and try it x

    • Ami
      14th August 2017 / 2:38 pm

      It’s really delicious! I never buy it any more though as I make it from scratch instead.

      Ami xxx

  9. 9th August 2017 / 7:30 am

    I love Starbucks dupes recipe. Starbucks can get pricey so anywhere I can save and get my pwn I am all here for.

  10. Jenni
    10th August 2017 / 12:09 am

    This looks perfect to have with a cup of tea