Lemon Loaf Cake Recipe: I love just about anything lemon! Lemon bars, lemon cake, lemonade, lemon skittles and even just straight lemons! My favorite is the lemon loaf cake from Starbucks and was hoping to recreate that.
There are so many recipes out there for different kinds of lemon cakes, but until now I wasn’t getting the full lemon flavor that I was looking for. Combining a couple recipes I came up with the perfect one for flavor, but not as dense as Starbucks.
My initial plan was to make extra and share with some friends, so I made both a loaf and cupcakes. Truth be told the cupcakes were done first and we ate most of them before the loaf was even finished baking. There will be no sharing.
1 box yellow cake mix
2.9 oz box cook & serve lemon pudding
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
8 ounces sour cream
6 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 loaf pans (9×5) or cupcake pans with cooking spray.
Combine all cake ingredients into mixing bowl. Mix for 1 1/2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared loaf or cupcake pans. For loaf pans bake for about 50 minutes. For cupcake pans bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pans. Let cool completely before frosting.
2 cups powders sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and water (if needed) in medium bowl. Drizzle icing over completely cooled loaves or cupcakes and enjoy.
Both the loaves and cupcakes turned out light and fluffy and were a great treat for my family.