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CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves~ These delicious loaves are perfectly lemony and moist!

Save your $4 at Starbucks and make these easy, and delicious Lemon Cakes at home!

CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

The mini cakes are so lemony and moist! The glaze is so delicious! Perfect with your cup of coffee.

This recipe is so simple to put together. Make a batch for home and giveaway wrapped loaves as gifts for friends and neighbors.

Copycat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaf

This lemon loaf cake recipe has been on my blog for many years. I’ve been making this copycat Starbucks lemon loaf during the holidays and gifting it. Everyone goes crazy for this recipe. If you are a lemon fan, it will be your favorite too! 

 CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves
If you are a lemon fan, you will love these mini cakes. They are a perfect size.

CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

A wonderful lemon loaf that is so popular at Starbucks that you can make at home.

 

CopyCat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

I made a light glaze, but you can make yours thicker and sweeter by adding more sugar.

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

I found the cutest Christmas boxes and tins at Ocean State Job Lot. The Lemon Loaves fit perfectly and can be shipped off across the country!

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

What You Will Need to Make this Recipe:

  • eggs
  • sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • vanilla
  • lemon extract
  • lemon juice
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar 
  • half and half

This recipe makes 4 Mini Loaves.

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Ready for gifting!

CopyCat Starbuck Lemon Loaf

CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

If you’ve ever had Starbucks’ Lemon Loaf, you know how good it is. Full of lemon flavor, moist, dense, and rich. Try this recipe and you will be so happy to have a lemon loaf at home!

Cook’s Notes: Cake will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Don’t store it in the refrigerator because it’ll dry out.

CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

 

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Note: The mini loaf pan measurement is 3 inches x 6 inches. The recipe made 4 mini loaves.

Nettie Moore is the cook, baker, photographer, and designer behind Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog. Nettie is a self-trained cook and baker. She loves creating easy recipes that don’t call for a lot of unknown ingredients. Nettie’s Blueberry Skillet Cake has been featured in Taste Of Home Magazine and her Peach Raspberry Pie has won awards! She was born and raised in Southern California and now calls New England her home, where she lives with her husband and two children. Follow Nettie on her blog, Moore or Less Cooking, or here: FACEBOOK|TWITTER|PINTEREST|BLOGLOVIN|INSTAGRAM

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CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves
Yield: 4 mini cakes

CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Lemony mini cake loaves with a delicious lemon glaze!

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (for the glaze)
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray bottoms only of 4 mini loaf pans with Bakers Joy.
  3. In a KitchenAid or a food processor combine 3 large eggs, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Blend until well mixed.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups flour to the ingredients and mix until just combined. Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix until just combined. Add 1/2 cup vegetable oil and mix until combined.
  5. Spread into prepared pans.
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick test is clean
  7. Cool on a wire rack while you make the glaze.
  8. GLAZE
  9. Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons half and half and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract. Add more sugar if you prefer a thicker, sweeter icing.
  10. Glaze the cake, slice, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 52mgSodium 183mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 0gSugar 26gProtein 3g

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Copycat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

Copycat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

Copycat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

Copycat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves

CopyCat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves: These delicious loaves are perfectly lemony and moist! Save your $4 at Starbucks and make these easy, and delicious Lemon Cakes at home! #mooreorlesscooking #copycat #starbucks #lemoncake via @Mooreorlesscook

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Kathy

Sunday 15th of May 2022

Has anyone found a way to tweak this recipe so that it doesn't sink in the middle?

Nettie

Sunday 15th of May 2022

What does it mean when the center of the cake sinks in the middle? The most common reason why cakes sink in the middle is that they're underbaked. What is this? If a cake isn't fully baked through, the center doesn't have a chance to set and it will sink. This creates a doughy, dense texture in the center of your cake layer. Another reason is, that for recipes like banana bread, lemon loaf, or pound cake, your best bet is to bake in a metal loaf pan. Metal is a quick and efficient conductor of heat. This helps to ensure your recipe will cook through the center and not collapse. Avoid using dark-colored pans as they brown way more quickly and aggressively. Another reason, is if you need to rotate the cake pans during baking then wait until the cakes have baked for around 3/4 of the baking time and are almost fully set. Avoid opening and closing the oven door too sharply and move the pans around gently to minimize the risk of sinking.

Debbie Pruitt

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I'm going to try this, wish me luck.

Tina M Ramsey

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

May I use a hand mixer instead with this recipe? I definitely what to try this one. Lemon and chocolate are my fav as well as caramel!

Nettie

Monday 5th of April 2021

Yes, absolutely use a hand mixer.

Nettie

Gwen Flaskamp

Monday 18th of January 2021

So yummy but my cake fell in the middle. My ingredients aren't old? Thoughts on why this happened?

Nettie

Monday 18th of January 2021

Why Do Cakes Sink in the Middle?

Incorrect oven temperature Underbaking the cake Expired baking powder Too much baking powder or baking soda Incorrect measurement of ingredients Opening the oven door too early Closing the oven door too sharply Overbeating the batter in the last stage Mixing the ingredients in the wrong order Incorrect moisture levels Incorrect pan size Cooling the cake too quickly Batter sitting too long before baking

Lisa

Monday 17th of December 2018

Do you let the cakes cool completely before glazing them?

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