I am in love with Starbucks’ Lemon Pound Cake, and for good reason, it is the best I have ever had….until I made my own that is. After many adjustments to the recipe, I found the perfect combination for a rich, lemony, buttery pound cake in less than 2 hours.
Note: This recipe can be used with any bread machine. Please add the ingredients in the order they are written.
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3 tbsp. softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
1/3 c. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Add ingredients in the order listed, and select the setting for quick breads on your machine. While the loaf is baking, prepare the glaze.
Ingredients for glaze: 1 c. powdered sugar, 2 tbsp. milk, 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
Combine the ingredients and set aside. Once the loaf is finished, immediately add the glaze for a thin layer of sweetness, or wait until the loaf is cooled for a thicker, richer taste. Enjoy!
I am going to have to try this. Thanks!
I am addicted to Starbucks Lemon Pound Loaf. To save my wallet from a heart attack, I tried your version and I love it! It’s more buttery and creamy. I dare say it is better than Starbucks!
I like both recipes, though this recipe is more satisfying with the moist richness the extra butter adds.
Tried it, loved it, thank you!
How long is your bread machine’s quick bread cycle? My bread was only half baked when I got it out of my bread machine! Thanks.
It lasts 100 minutes for the quick breads cycle.
You listed flour, Is this bread flour or all purpose flour?
All purpose works fine.
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These are so yummy.
Would this fit in a 1.5 loaf machine? It looks so yummy, I can’t wait to make it!
Yes! It will fit fine.
This ended up being better than the original. Thx!
Thanks for this! FYI. My loaf was also not finished baking after the full rapid cycle. It fell apart when I attempted to turn it out of the machine. The bread (cake, really), however, is incredibly tasty and we will definitely make this again in the regular oven. I just thought I would make sure I noted that it didn’t get done in my machine.
Interesting. Not sure how to remedy that, but try it in the oven. I messed up my first two attempts before getting mine to work, and no crumb was spared!
You’re very welcome.
This was so yummy. Do you have anymore bread machine recipes?
I do! Though I have just moved, and haven’t unpacked my bread machine yet. More will be coming soon.
Just tasted mine, and it was delicious. Thanks!
Do you use the 1.5 or 2 pound setting?
This recipe is for a 2 lb setting, though it has been used by others for a 1.5lb setting with excellent results.
Tastes better than SBUX!
So yummy!!!!!!! I can’t stop making it. P.S. This works well with both 1.5 and 2 pound loaves, there is just has a slight difference in density.
Thanks-a-mundo for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…
I have made this twice!!! Is delicious!!! The only thing is that mine doesn’t come out completely, it sticks in the oven pan. Thank you very much for this excellent recipe!
Just what I needed, thank you so much!
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This is better than the real thing.
Good write-up. I
OOMG! THANK YOU!
this is wonderful
Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for.
I added walnuts to mine and it was to die for.
What an awesome idea!
I needed this. Thank you!!!
I made this on the 2 lb setting in my bread machine. I don’t keep lemon extract on hand so I zested 1 lemon and put 3/4 of the zest in the cake ingredients and the remainder in the glaze. I wanted to mention that my bread machine automatically sets the crust to medium and I didn’t change it which led my loaf to be overdone and slightly dry. I poked holes in it with a wooden spoon handle and poured 1/2 the glaze over while the cake was warm. I “frosted” the loaf with the rest of the glaze once the cake had cooled. The flavor of this loaf is really, REALLY good. My husband has already requested it again!! I’m making a Key Lime version of it today. I’m looking forward to more of your bread machine recipes!!
Oh my! I’m going to try the glaze trick you did next time I make this loaf. I have a lot more coming up real soon.
Heaven. Pure heaven.
Fantastic! I want more.
I’m still learning everything about my machine, but this was easy enough for me. You must do more, please.
Just put everything in and it’s just starting! I’m so excited- Hope it turns out! Thanks for sharing!