One of my favorite things to order when I visit Starbucks is their Lemon Loaf. It’s so moist and full of lemon flavor. Since we had been quarantined for about 2 months I hadn’t been able to get my weekly slice, so I decided to try and make it myself. I found the recipe here and honestly it tastes just as good as Starbucks & it really is The Best Lemon Loaf.
For The Loaf
- 3 large eggs
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 1 c. sour cream or greek yogurt ( I use greek yogurt instead of sour cream)
- 1/2 c. canola oil
- 2 tbsp. lemon zest
- 1 – 2 tbsp. lemon extract
- 1 1/2 c. all purpose flour ( we use gluten-free flour)
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/ tsp. of salt or to taste
- 1 c. confectioners sugar
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice
How To Make It
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan.
- In a large bowl, add the eggs, sugar, sour cream, and whisk until smooth and combined.
- Drizzle in the oil while whisking to combine.
- Add the lemon zest, lemon extract, and whisk to combine.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and stir until just combined, don’t overmix.
- Turn the batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
- Bake for about 50 to 52 minutes, or until top is domed, set, and toothpick inserted in the center crack comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs but no batter.
- Allow loaf to cool in pan on top of a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before turning out onto rack to cool completely before glazing.
- In a small bowl, add the confectioner’s sugar and slowly drizzle in the lemon juice while whisking until smooth and combined.
- Evenly drizzle glaze over bread before slicing and serving.
This bread is so delicious and simple to make. The sour cream or yogurt makes it so moist and the lemon flavor throughout the loaf and icing isn’t overwhelming. I can’t wait to make this again.
Check out some other loafs I’ve made recently: Carrot Cake Bread & Banana Walnut Bread.
Cristina Petrini says
Let’s talk about lemon, so I’m the happiest woman in the world. I’ll try to do it again. Yummy!
Jessica Collazo says
This is a delicious tart recipe. I would like to try the keto version I love everything that has to be with lemons
Olufunke Kolapo says
This is a delicious and healthy meal. Yummy!
MmmMMM! All that lemony goodness combined with that icing… Well, I obviously need to make it and eat it!
BOOYAH! Get in my belly! I’m going to have to make this. I probably won’t share it, though, if I can get away with it.
This looks so delicious! I do love a good slice of lemon loaf, especially when it is very moist.
GiGi Eats says
OMFG it certainly DOES look like the best thing ever!!
Marie Phillips says
I love just about any fruit dessert and this lemon loaf is perfect!
Sara | mshealthesteem.com says
This looks so good! I’ve actually never had a lemon loaf, but I’m feeling inspired to make one now ?. Thank you!
Emily z says
I love recipes that use lemons! We have a lemon tree full of lemons at the moment so I can’t wait to give your recipe a go!
Rose Ann Sales says
I bet that would really taste just like Starbuck’s . And it looks so yummy!
Jordan Campbell says
Oh, wow. This looks incredible. And not too difficult to make either. Love Starbucks’ lemon loaf!
Emman Damian says
I want to try and bake your lemon loaf. Seems so yummy! I hope to buy ingredients on weekends.
This lemon loaf looks really delicious and appetizing! I’m actually craving for some dessert to eat right now, and this looks really yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I hope I get to make one sometime!
Maxim Dsouza says
I have a big love for dishes with a lemon flavor. Something to try out this time.
Elizabeth O says
Lemon loaf sounds good and yummy. I’m gonna add this recipe on my bucket lists.
Wow..i haven’t ever heard of lemon loaf but it sounds really amazing and looks so delicious and tasty..just can’t wait to try this recipe out..Thanks for sharing the recipe..loved this..Great work…
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
Nnnniiiccceeeee….I would love to taste this! I hope my tummy doesn’t riot.
Krysten Quiles says
This looks SO GOOD. I love anything lemon, I totally want to try this!
omg this looks sooo good!!! I can’t wait to make this, can’t can’t wait!!!! So yummy…
Lyanna Soria says
I don’t think I’ve tried making a lemon loaf before but that looks quite tasty. I would love to try making this sometime.
Lemon loaf is so good. Even better when you can get the glaze right.
This looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of anything lemony and sweet – it’s the best combo. I’ll have to try this recipe soon.
the joyous living says
yummy. i would love to make this cake/loaf w/o the icing. something about lemon is so refreshing in summer.
Papa Jack says
I love bread. Looking at your result gives appetite for more breads. I will try your recipe.
Celebrate Woman Today says
I would like a piece of this lemon heaven. Somebody, please, bake it!
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
I’ve had lemon loafs before and they were all surprisingly really good.
This looks lovely and yummy.. I would love to try it.
Knycx Journeuing says
Wow, Lemon is my favourite favor for all kinds of pastry and I think I will enjoy your recipe so so much. Thanks a lot for sharing. – Knycx journeying.
In our family, we are so fond of loaf breads. Flavored or any variation, we really love eating loafs and hoping I can try this yummy-looking treat too!
Autumn Murray says
Your recipe for lemon loaf looks and sounds amazing. I am going to have to give it a try! Thank you.
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve never made a Lemon Loaf before. This looks like a delicious recipe!
Sounds like perfect weekend treat. Love anything lemon flavored these days. Yummy!
This sounds like a delicious cake. I would love to try making this sometime. It would be wonderful with fresh fruit that we pick during the summer 🙂