Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread Recipe
If your local coffee shop has you hooked on lemon bread, make some at home with yellow cake mix, lemon pudding mix, and fresh lemon juice.
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 n Serve vanilla pudding mix and added 2 tsp lemon extract. Very moist with just the right amount of lemon flavor. Great recipe!!
I’m a big fan of the Starbucks lemon loaf bread and this recipe, although OK, was definitely NOT it. Starbucks’ bread is more of a pound cake. This recipe is a different texture not nearly as dense — more spongy like a muffin, and the flavor is different too. Also, halfway through the baking process, the loaf rose perfectly and was looking great. At the end when the timer went off, it sunk down to not much taller than the original batter size. Not a bad recipe, just disappointing as a “copycat”.
I made this last night and wow, what a hit!!! I had a problem finding the right size of cook and serve lemon pudding, and ended up using a whole package for a lemon meringue pie filling. Since I also used a lemon cake mix, I didn't need to add any of the lemon juice in either the cake or icing. The lemon was strong enough but not over powering. I used a bundt cake pan and drizzled the icing on. It was super moist and my family loved it. I was a great alternative to the lemon meringue pie and I will be making this again!! :)
This satisfied my Starbucks lemon bread craving, and my wife can't stop slicing off additional little thin slices. I am making more tonight!
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 the yellow cake mix. It is soooo good.
When I made this recipe I used Instant Lemon Pudding, and I think that it worked out fine. I will have to make it with the Non-Instant Lemon Pudding to be sure. Also when I made the icing, it didn't taste very lemony. I did want it to have more of a lemony taste so I added about a teaspoon of lemon extract. Overall this recipe was amazing! I will make it again and again.