Starbucks Copycat Lemon Pound Cake

Seriously, some restaurant recipes are so easy to recreate at home . . . and this is one of them! It makes two loaves, so you can eat one now and then eat one 10 minutes later after you finish the first loaf. 🙂 Or you can be a good neighbor and share with someone who could use a little sunshine in their lives!

Whatever you do with both loaves, you will be so glad you have this recipe. It’s pretty much amazing!

Serves: 16

Starbucks Copycat Lemon Pound Cake

Starbucks famous Lemon Pound Cake can be made right at home with this easy and delicious recipe!

15 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 1 (15.25 oz) package lemon cake mix (I used Duncan Hines brand)
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice (add more or less, depending on how thick or thin you like your glaze)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour (I used Baker's Joy ) 2 9x5" loaf pans.
  3. Combine all cake ingredients in a large bowl and beat on medium speed with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes. Pour half of the batter into each of the prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in loaf pan for about 30 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely.
  5. Mix together glaze ingredients and drizzle over the top of the cake.
  6. Cut into pieces and serve.



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