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Vegan lemon loaf starbucks

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The history of lemon loaf is not well-known, but it is believed to have originated in England in the 18th century. The cake was originally made with eggs and dairy, but it has since been adapted to be vegan. Starbucks introduced their own version of the lemon loaf in the 1990s, and it quickly became a popular item on their menu.

Description of this recipe: This recipe is a vegan adaptation of the Starbucks lemon loaf. It is made with simple ingredients that are easy to find. The cake is moist and flavorful, and the glaze adds a touch of sweetness. This recipe is perfect for anyone who is looking for a delicious and easy-to-make vegan dessert.

Vegan lemon loaf starbucks

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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This vegan lemon loaf is a delicious and moist cake that is perfect for a snack or dessert. It is made with simple ingredients and is easy to prepare. The lemon zest and lemon juice give the loaf a bright and refreshing flavor. The glaze adds a touch of sweetness and makes the loaf even more irresistible.


  • 1 cup dairy-free milk

  • ½ cup vegan yogurt

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon vegan yogurt

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dairy-free milk, vegan yogurt, olive oil, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix. 5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the loaf is baking, make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vegan yogurt.
  • Let the loaf cool completely before glazing.


  • For a more intense lemon flavor, you can add an additional tablespoon of lemon zest to the batter.
  • If you don’t have vegan yogurt, you can substitute another plant-based milk, such as almond milk or soy milk.
  • The glaze can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
  • This cake is best served slightly warm or at room temperature.

Does lemon cake from Starbucks have dairy?

The original Starbucks lemon cake does contain dairy. The ingredients list includes butter, eggs, and buttermilk, all of which are dairy products. However, Starbucks also offers a gluten-free and dairy-free version of the lemon cake that is made with almond flour, coconut oil, and dairy-free yogurt.

If you are looking for a dairy-free lemon cake option from Starbucks, I recommend asking for the gluten-free and dairy-free lemon cake. You can also check the Starbucks website or app to see if there are any other dairy-free lemon cake options available at your local store.

How many calories in a Starbucks lemon loaf?

A slice of Starbucks lemon loaf has 397 calories. The calories are distributed as follows:

  • Carbohydrates: 63 grams (21% of calories)
  • Protein: 6 grams (2% of calories)
  • Fat: 19 grams (27% of calories)

The lemon loaf also contains 1 gram of fiber and 10 grams of sugar.

Here is the complete nutritional information for a slice of Starbucks lemon loaf:

  • Calories: 397
  • Total Fat: 19 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 7 grams
  • Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
  • Sodium: 250 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 63 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Sugar: 10 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams

If you are watching your calories, you may want to consider sharing a slice of lemon loaf with a friend or eating half of a slice. You can also ask your barista to slice the lemon loaf thinner so that you can get a smaller serving.

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