Do you know what goes great with a frothy coffee? A big old slice of moist and citrusy lemon cake. We don’t know why, but coffee and lemon cake work. Starbucks knows this too, which is why they make a delicious lemon loaf pound cake. Here’s the good news we’ve come up with our very own homemade Starbucks lemon loaf recipe. And we are willing to share! Keep reading to find out how to make the lemon loaf. We tell you how to make it, the lemon loaf recipe, and even some tips and tricks to get a perfect result.
How To Make Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe
This is a simple recipe to make. If you are used to baking any cakes, then you will have everything that you need. A mixer or whisk, a spoon, a bowl, and a cake tin, and you are pretty much there.
To make this recipe, you’ll need to mix the eggs and sugar with a few other ingredients to make a super smooth paste. It is just a case of adding the other ingredients and giving the mixture a good mix. Once it is ready, put it in the oven for the allotted time. Job done!
There is a surprising hidden gem in this recipe, making our Starbucks Lemon Loaf recipe authentic tasting. It doesn’t involve a great deal of real lemon/ We find that using lemon juice can work in a pinch. But the flavor is very different, and the recipe just doesn’t work as well. Lemon essence, on the other hand, really makes this recipe shine.
Tips and Tricks
Baking powder, not soda
Ensure that you use baking powder in this recipe. Baking powder is a raising agent. IF you use baking soda, you’ll find that you don’t get as much lift, and there’ll be a metallic taste to your Starbucks Lemon Loaf.
Provided you keep your lemon loaf in an airtight container, it will stay edible and fresh for around 6 days. The best bit is that you can freeze our homemade Starbucks lemon loaf too. It will keep for around 6 months. If you want a slice, leave it to defrost in the refrigerator overnight.
For those with intolerances, you can make this lemon pound cake recipe gluten-free. You might find that the recipe tastes slightly different. Just use gluten-free flour in place of regular white flour.
10 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per ServingCalories320
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 14g 22%
- Saturated Fat 2g 10%
- Cholesterol 59mg 20%
- Sodium 230mg 10%
- Total Carbohydrate 46g 16%
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 32g
- Protein 6g 12%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
How to Tell When My Starbucks Lemon Loaf is Cooked?
All ovens are different, so our timings are to be considered more as guidelines. Starbucks lemon loaf is moist and soft. To make sure it is cooked, remove when it is lightly golden on top and slightly toasted at the edges. Insert a clean cocktail stick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, your cake is made!
So now you know how to make an authentic Starbucks lemon loaf! We must admit this is a little bit of a treat for us. It isn’t waistline-friendly, and while we only visit Starbucks every so often, when we make this lemon cake at home, we just can’t stop eating it. It really is that good. We hope that you enjoy our recipe.