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The Best Lemon Loaf (Better-Than-Starbucks Copycat)

Many people RAVE about the Starbucks Lemon Loaf. However, this one is EVEN BETTER!

Averie from Averie Cooks has created and perfected this recipe! “I can’t even tell you how much I have obsessed, tried, trialed, and failed at it,” Averie says. This cake makes such a refreshing treat in the summertime! Nevertheless, it is also amazing for the holidays! Just add an espresso and you are golden!



Lemon Loaf

  •  3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  •  1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream or Greek yogurt (lite okay)
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  •  2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon extract, to taste (not teaspoons)*
  •  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Lemon Glaze

  •  1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  •  3 tablespoons lemon juice, or as necessary for consistency


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