Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread

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  • Published Aug 8th
  • Ready In1h 55m
  • Servings12
  • Calories477

A Starbucks® favorite that you can copycat in your own kitchen. Recipe shared with me by a friend. Delicious with a cup of fresh-brewed coffee.

Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread for 12 servings:

  • Cake:
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4.3 ounce) package non-instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Icing:
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more to taste

Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook50m
  • Ready In1h 55m

To cook Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread is about 50 minutes , and you can serve your Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread within 1 hour 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 loaf pans.
  2. 2 Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs, sour cream, milk, and 6 tablespoons lemon juice into bowl of stand mixer; beat for 2 minutes and pour into prepared loaf pans.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in the pans for 20 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. 4 Whisk confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons lemon juice together in a bowl until smooth; spoon evenly over the loaves and let set before slicing, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 477 calories; 20 grams of fat; 70.8 grams of carbohydrates; 5 grams of protein; 72 milligrams of cholesterol; 372 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 10th 2016

    This was amazing! And virtually identical to Starbucks lemon loaf. I accidentally used instant pudding...oops! But I added a little more liquid and it came out perfect. I brought it to work ...

  2. Jan 8th 2016

    I loved it!! I've never had Starbucks Lemon Bread and after making this one I never will. I used a lemon cake mix and had to improvise since I did not have lemon pudding. I substituted Cook ...

  3. Sep 5th 2015

    I've never had the Starbucks version, but I can say this is very good! I've made it twice now (both times using lemon cake mix), once as a bundt (cook 40 minutes) and a second time as jumbo ...

  4. Mar 17th 2015

    This is Very good-- I half the recipe using 1 9oz jiffy yellow cake mix and 1 box of cook and serve pudding-- I baked 45 min- let rest about 10 min and shook out of bread pan - cooled an ...

  5. Feb 1st 2015

    I used lemon flavored cake as suggested and boy was it extremely lemony. If you really love lemon, then use the lemon cake mix, otherwise stick to the yellow cake mix. I also baked it in a B ...

  6. Jan 13th 2015

    Followed recipe exactly but baked in a bundt pan for 40ish minutes. Turned out moist and delicious. Brought it to work for a morning meeting and cake was devoured. Definitely making again soon.

  7. Oct 7th 2014

    This satisfied my Starbucks lemon bread craving, and my wife can't stop slicing off additional little thin slices. I am making more tonight!

  8. Oct 7th 2014

    This is my recipe. For more lemon flavor, make the following adjustment: Use two 2.9 ounce boxes of cook-and-serve lemon pudding mix (unprepared), and swap a 16.5 ounce lemon cake mix for t ...

  9. Mar 14th 2014

    This recipe was amazing and gone in seconds!Just like the real thing and super moist!