Ultimate Eggless Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake: A Starbucks-Inspired Delight

Dive into the zesty, vibrant world of lemon desserts with this Ultimate Eggless Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake, inspired by the famous Starbucks Lemon Loaf. This cake is a masterpiece of flavor and texture, boasting a buttery, moist crumb that’s rich in lemon zest and finished with a double punch of lemon glaze for that delectably crispy top. Crafted without eggs and offering options for dairy-free modifications, this recipe is delightfully simple to make, ensuring a foolproof path to a scrumptious, lemony treat.

Why You’ll Love This:

This Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake stands out for its intense lemon flavor, achieved through the use of fresh lemon zest and juice throughout the sponge, syrup, and glaze. The eggless composition doesn’t compromise on the cake’s moistness or texture, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions. The double layer of lemon glaze not only adds to the flavor explosion but also creates a visually stunning sheen and a satisfyingly crisp finish.

Perfect Occasion:

Perfect for afternoon tea, brunch gatherings, or as a bright dessert option during spring and summer months, this Lemon Loaf is versatile and universally appealing. It’s also a thoughtful treat to bake for friends and family who appreciate a good citrus cake or have dietary preferences that exclude eggs.

Sponge Ingredients:

  • 180g yogurt (soya or Greek-style for alternatives)
  • 180g milk (soya or high-protein for alternatives)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 120g butter, room temperature (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

Lemon Syrup:

  • Juice from 1 and 1/2 lemons
  • 85g caster sugar

Lemon Glaze:

  • 100g icing sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  1. Bake the Sponge: Mix yogurt, lemon juice, milk, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. Cream zest, sugars, butter, and salt, then blend with the milk mixture. Sift in flour, pour into a prepared loaf tin, and bake until golden and cooked through.
  2. Syrup & Glaze: While warm, drench the cake with a tangy lemon syrup, then once cooled, crown it with a zesty lemon glaze for that signature glossy finish.

This Ultimate Eggless Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake promises not just a slice of lemony heaven but a celebration of texture and taste that’s bound to make it your go-to recipe for a citrusy indulgence.

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