Starbucks Lemon Loaf

IMG_7589I get wonderful gifts of citrus fruit from my dad almost every time I see him this time of year. He’s got orange, grapefruit, lemon and tangelo trees in his yard. The harvest this year is quite abundant, and he’s always generous. We share with family members, and use the fruits for cooking, baking, and snacking. I’d like to share a recipe for a tasty lemon loaf with you. I don’t know if this truly is the recipe Starbucks uses, but it’s what the recipe is called, and it’s awfully good!

Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Loaf Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1/3 cup lemon juice

zest from one lemon

1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil with great results)

Icing Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons whole milk or cream

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract


Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl and set aside.IMG_7590Use mixer to blend eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract, and lemon juice.IMG_7592Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix. Add oil and mix well.┬áPour batter into well greased 9×5 loaf pan.IMG_7593Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.IMG_7595Combine icing ingredients and blend. Pour over cooled loaf and let icing set up before slicing.IMG_7597The recipe is from Just a Pinch. Bon Appetite!IMG_7598