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Copycat Starbucks™ Iced Lemon Loaf

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12
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The Starbucks™ Iced Lemon Loaf is so irresistible, we had to make a whole pan. It's packed with lots of fresh lemon juice to get that zesty flavor, which makes it the perfect treat for midday cravings. Enjoy it with your favorite cup of coffee for the ultimate pick-me-up.
Updated Apr 18, 2019
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening; lightly sprinkle with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Loaf ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour in pan; spread evenly.
  • 3
    Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 10 minutes; run metal spatula around edge of loaf to loosen. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat Icing ingredients. Spread icing over top of cooled loaf. Let stand until set.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Fresh lemon juice gives the cake a bright flavor.
  • tip 2
    The icing should be thick enough to spread over the top of the loaf without it dripping too much down the sides. If necessary, beat in more powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, for desired consistency.
  • tip 3
    1 medium lemon yields, on average, 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated zest.
  • tip 4
    Leftover citrus zest or juice? Store tightly wrapped in the freezer for another recipe.

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