I asked Andy what kind of cake he would like me to make him, and his response was Lemon Cake with Icing, you know just like the one at Starbucks: cool, moist, and delicious! So, I cruised through a few food blogs and came across this recipe from www.picky-palate.com. He loved it! He says, “I don’t think I have actually ever had a favortie cake…but this might be it!” This was a great find…thanks Jenny. 🙂
Starbuck’s Iced Lemon Pound Cake Copycat Recipe
1 box yellow cake mix
1 box of instant Lemon pudding mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
8 ounces sour cream
6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
5-6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray pan generously with cooking spray.
2. Place all cake ingredients in no particular order into stand or electric mixer, beating until well combined, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour batter into pan and spreading evenly. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
3. To prepare icing, place powdered sugar into a large bowl. Drizzle in lemon juice stirring until smooth and thick. Should be a good drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over cakes and let set for 20 minutes for a firm icing. Otherwise slice while still wet if desired.
Note: You can make this same recipe into cupcakes, small loaves and even a layered cake. Adjust baking time accordingly.