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5 from 1 vote

Starbucks Lemon Cake Copycat Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Mindi with


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350 and grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine salt, baking soda, flour and baking powder and mix well.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, vanilla extract, lemon extract, butter, sugar and lemon juice with a mixer until well mixed.
  • Now, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Add the oil and lemon zest and mix again.
  • Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Towards the end of the cooking time, put your glaze ingredients in a small bowl and wisk together until blended.
  • Remove cake from oven, pour glaze on top and let cool.


I like my glaze to stay a little thicker so I let my cake cool slightly before I pour on the glaze.