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Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 small package jello instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 loaf pan

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • For the Lemon Glaze:
  • 2 lemons zested and juice or 4 tbsp. lemon juice + 1 tbsp. zest
  • 3 1/2 cups of powdered confectioners sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large mixer bowl, add lemon cake mix and instant lemon pudding mix add zest from two lemons to mix and mix for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add lemon juice, melted butter, vanilla, milk and eggs.
  4. Place mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
  5. Allow cake to cool for about 5 minutes, coat lightly with lemon glaze.
  6. Allow cake to cool completely then coat with remaining lemon glaze.

To Prepare Lemon Glaze:

  1. To prepare the lemon glaze, mix lemon juice, zest and powdered sugar, whisk until smooth.


  • Serving Size: 6