Starbucks Lemon Loaf

by Jill Dalton

    Starbucks Lemon Loaf

    Jill Dalton
    This plant-based vegan Lemon Loaf is my healthy version of popular Starbucks Lemon Loaf. The richness of the cake is balanced with a pucker punch of lemony flavor that will delight your tastebuds. You will never need to buy a slice of Starbucks Lemon Loaf again!
    4.64 from 47 votes
    Servings 10 people
    Prep 10 mins
    Cook 40 mins
    Total 50 mins

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    Ingredients
     
     

    Cake

    Frosting

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
    • Stir the almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, turmeric and lemon zest together in a mixing bowl.
    • Add the lemon juice, dates, soy milk and vanilla to a blender and blend until the dates are pulverized.
    • Pour this mixture into the dry mixture and stir together.
    • Pour into a silicone bread pan or parchment lined bread pan.
    • Bake for 40-50 minutes until the edges are brown and the top feels firm when pressed.
    • Add the frosting ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
    • Let frosting sit for at least 10 minutes while the cake is cooling so that it will thicken.
    • Pour frosting over the cake letting it ooze down the sides of the cake.
    • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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    Nutrition info

    Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 208mgPotassium: 236mgFiber: 5gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 143mgIron: 2mg

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    22 comments

    Rhonda Bichard September 17, 2022 - 5:45 pm

    For the lemon cake do you use deglet or medjool? And do you pack them into the measuring cups?

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    Jill Dalton September 24, 2022 - 9:35 am

    deglet and I don’t really pack them in tight.

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    Car November 12, 2022 - 2:59 pm

    If don’t have deglet dates and u use medjool?

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    Jill Dalton November 14, 2022 - 1:06 pm

    yes

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    Kelly September 19, 2022 - 2:23 pm

    Can you make cupcakes out of these?

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    Jill Dalton September 24, 2022 - 9:35 am

    I haven’t tried it but I’m pretty sure it would work great.

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    Kerstin October 2, 2022 - 5:50 pm

    I did, 12 small bundt cakes. Same temp. Started with 15 minutes, got them out at 20 min, but should have left them 5 more minutes. Used golden raisins instead of dates.

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    Donna September 20, 2022 - 7:54 pm

    Love your YouTube channel and all your recipes! I will be making this over the weekend. Lemon cake is my favorite so I am very sure I will love this loaf as well!😊 Your recipes are so good they are always a part of my weekly meals!

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    Sandra Marks September 22, 2022 - 9:12 am

    As soon as I saw the thumbnail for this video, I went straight to the website for the recipe! Didn’t even watch the video (well until later)! Lol.
    This turned out great. But I always have a 3 part test (how is it day off, next day and from frozen). This was good same day, but was great next day. It was so moist (definitely memories of a true pound cake). And it was just as good out of the freezer. It is always nice to have something in the freezer for a treat.
    Can’t wait to share this loaf! Thanks!!

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    Tammy September 24, 2022 - 7:24 pm

    Made this and was surprised it cooked so fast (35 min vs 40-50 in a silicone loaf pan similar to yours). I was worried I had dried it out because it was pretty dark and the toothpick came out clean with no hint of moisture. I allowed it to cool, then frosted and it was indeed a little dry. But, all was not lost! I put it in a sealed container overnight and, magically, it was MOIST and delicious this morning. Next time, I’ll watch it more closely and reduce my cook time as well as add a bit more lemon and some blueberries. Super simple and VERY much appreciated to find this recipe without sugar, butter or oil. 🙂

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    A September 25, 2022 - 2:44 pm

    What can use for almond flour and the cashews . Taking to a function and not sure about nut allergies. Also is this GF

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    Jill Dalton September 28, 2022 - 3:34 pm

    The cake really doesn’t work without the nut flour, sorry.

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    Kerstin October 2, 2022 - 5:59 pm

    Made this with some changes. Golden raisins, no dates. Small bundt cakes. Used a caurser wholemeal almond meal. Turned slightly bitter, probably because of that.
    Question, though. I only have a 900 ml nutribullet cup. When I make your recipes for frostings and dressings (usually half of the recipe), the nuts and dates don’t get pulverised enough, even if I blend several times. Would a smaller sized cup help? I love these recipes, so if that is the solution, I’m happy to get the smaller cup too.

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    Jill Dalton October 2, 2022 - 7:52 pm

    That might help. You can also soak the nuts and dates for 15-20 minutes

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    Kerstin October 3, 2022 - 10:03 am

    Thanks, I’ll try the soaking next time. I forgot to mention, that I also added some vegan white chocolate pieces.

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    Rhonda Bichard October 3, 2022 - 5:46 pm

    Would it be possible to get a “translation” from cups of dates to number of dates for your recipes?

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    Kerstin October 4, 2022 - 3:48 am

    I used almost the same amount in cups of raisins. A little less. After measuring, soak them a few minutes in hot water.

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    An Belmans October 7, 2022 - 8:46 am

    Jill also states the weight, you can go by that.
    Hello Jill, making this this weekend!! Love from France!

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    Yvonne November 19, 2022 - 7:46 pm

    Wondering if I can use another pl t based milk?

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    Jill Dalton November 20, 2022 - 2:33 pm

    Yes

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    L November 27, 2022 - 7:27 pm

    Any thoughts on lemon extract? I have both lemon and vanilla extract and wondering if it would be overkill to switch them out or to incorporate both. (Assuming no other tweaks to recipe.)

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    Jill Dalton November 28, 2022 - 6:57 pm

    I think that would be just fine and make it suuuuper lemony =)

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