Do you enjoy copycat recipes? I love to try and recreate some of my favorite foods from restaurants that I enjoy. Starbuck’s is a favorite of many for their delicious coffees, but their food is also pretty tasty.
The recipe for a copycat lemon loaf is fresh and super tasty and a pretty good approximation of the original recipe on which it is fashioned.
My husband’s favorite desserts feature lemons. He is not overly fond of super sweet recipes, so the tangy tartness of a lemon really appeals to him in a sweet treat.
If you enjoy using lemons too, be cure to check out my Gluten free lemon slice recipe. It’s amazing!
Treat Yourself to a Lemon Loaf – Copycat style.
I also love the taste of fresh lemons in desserts. They are bright and tart and bring a lovely taste to any home made dessert particularly if you also use the zest which has lots of flavor in it.
Good copycat recipes are hard to find but this one for my lemon loaf will make you think you are dining at Starbucks instead of at your kitchen table.
The mixture will seem thin to you when you put it in the loaf pan. Don’t worry, it will turn out fine. This was mine half way through cooking. I always turn my foods half way through to make sure they brown evenly. (old oven!) This recipe gave me a chance to try out my new silicone oven mitts. I adore them. I reached right in and grabbed that pan and there was not a hint of heat through them!
The loaf will rise during cooking. You can either glaze it with the raised top, or do what I did, and slice off just a bit of the raised area and flip it over to make a flat top for glazing. Either way is fine though.
The lemon loaf is easy to make. Be sure to add the glaze when it is still a little warm to give it the desired look.
This really is a very tasty cake. It is rich and fresh with a great lemon taste but not too sweet. My whole family loved it!
I received the oven mitts pictured above from SimPrium for an honest review of the product. I found that they fit well, were not too bulky to use and really protected my hands from the heat in my oven.
If you love lemon desserts, these lemon cheesecakes with an animal cracker crust is another great recipe to try.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 3 eggs, at room temp (I use free range eggs)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp lemon extract
- 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup oil
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp skim milk
- 1/2 tsp lemon extract
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.