White Chocolate Lemon Bread

Bread · June 28, 2013

White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe on { lilluna.com } - No yeast involved!! And, so soft! Made with lemon cake mix, sour cream, lemon juice & zest and white chocolate pudding mix!

I know I’ve mentioned this before but I always get super nervous to make bread. I’m just unfamiliar with yeast and haven’t used it a ton so it kinda freaks me out. I’m always looking out for bread recipes then that contain NO yeast because I feel like those are the ones I can actually do – LOL!

My mom, on the other hand, has been working with yeast all her life and can tackle ANY bread recipe. Fortunately for me, she found a great White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe that contains NO yeast. She tried it out and made a load for each of the families (this was Β few months back before we moved to TX). The loaf was literally gone in MINUTES (no joke!) I was thrilled to find out that it was a non-yeast bread recipe that was delicious. She assured me it would be super easy and I can’t wait to try it out myself.

Look how delicious this is?!

The hubby claims this is his new favorite bread. I may have to agree with him. I’m not a HUGE Lemon fan, but this recipe had just the right amount of lemon that it wasn’t overwhelming at all. And the glaze on top was definitely my favorite part. πŸ™‚

White Chocolate Lemon Bread
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 2 small boxes white chocolate pudding mix instant
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅛ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • zest of one lemon
  1. Mix cake mix, pudding mix, oil and eggs in a bowl with a beater until well combined.
  2. Add sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix by hand. Pour into greased loaf pans.
  3. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes (For smaller loaf pans, bake for about 15 minutes). Let cool.
  4. Poke holes in the top of the bread and drizzle with glaze (To make, mix 1½ cup powdered sugar, juice and zest of one lemon - add more lemon juice if glaze is too thick). ENJOY!

White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe on { lilluna.com } - No yeast involved!! And, so soft! Made with lemon cake mix, sour cream, lemon juice & zest and white chocolate pudding mix!White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe on { lilluna.com } - No yeast involved!! And, so soft! Made with lemon cake mix, sour cream, lemon juice & zest and white chocolate pudding mix!White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe on { lilluna.com } - No yeast involved!! And, so soft! Made with lemon cake mix, sour cream, lemon juice & zest and white chocolate pudding mix!

I can’t wait to have some more of this delicious bread!! If you like Lemon and White Chocolate I’d definitely give this one a try.


– Can be made in 2 regular loaf pans. Bake at 350 for about 35-42Β minutes (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).

– Can also be made in smaller loaf pans (ours were the paper kind that are about 2.5 inches x 6 inches) and were cooked for 15-20 minutes.

-For a healthier version you can substitute the sour cream for greek vanilla yogurt.

-You can make these as muffins (makes about 2 dozen) – bake for about 12- 18 minutes.


White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe on { lilluna.com } - No yeast involved!! And, so soft! Made with lemon cake mix, sour cream, lemon juice & zest and white chocolate pudding mix!

For another non-yeast bread recipe, be sure to try out our Favorite Banana Bread Recipe:

Our ALL-TIME favorite banana bread recipe - it's so moist and delicious!! The kids love this recipe and it's always gone in minutes.

Or add some cream cheese to make this delicious Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread:

Cream Cheese filled Banana Bread recipe - no yeast involved and SO delicious!! Oh yeah, and it's topped with cinnamon and sugar!

Β Or my all-time favorite: Snickerdoodle Bread:

Snickerdoodle Bread - so delicious and easy (no yeast involved)! It's filled with cinnamon chips and topped with cinnamon and sugar!

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Anything with lemon is a winner in my book! I love that this is no yeast too! Looks wonderful!


I have tried a TON of lemon recipes. Lemon would have to be one of my favorites. I’ve never heard of this recipe, but I am definetely trying it. It looks too good not to! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa @ Wine & Glue

Kristyn, this bread looks delicious!! I was super nervous about using yeast too until I discovered a thermometer especially for yeast! It gives you this little window of how hot your water has to be to make the yeast grow, and now I’m making perfect pizza dough. And . . . realizing this sounds like spam. I swear I don’t sell them, lol!

    Lil' Luna

    I’m just now seeing this comment. Sounds like I need to get me one of those thermometers!! Thanks for the tip. πŸ™‚


Looks delicious!! I agree with you….I’m a little hesitant about making anything with yeast. I have tried a couple of recipes and they actually turned out pretty good. But, it I can make bread without yeast, it is great!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

    Lil' Luna

    SO glad you like it Crystal! Have a great day. πŸ™‚


I found you through Piinterest today. I can’t wait to try this!

    Lil' Luna

    Let me know if you do. It’s seriously my new favorite bread! πŸ˜€

Amanda @ thetastetester

I love anything with LEMON but adding that white chocolate pudding mix… makes this bread look divine πŸ™‚ It would be fun to drizzle melted white chocolate over the bread as well!

    Lil' Luna

    Totally agree, Amanda! Will have to try that out. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€


How many loaves does this recipe make?



YUMMY! Stopping by from the Friday Flair link party! Would love to have you also link this up at the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party. Our theme is Red, White & BBQ! πŸ™‚


You were featured on Blissful and Domestic Recipes today! Stop by and check it out!

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic


Made this today and it was AWESOME! The taste is so REFRESHING. Definitely a keeper and super easy to make. New FAVORITE!


Wow! Yummy!! I am a huge lemon fan, so I know I’ll love this. I’ve never tried snickerdoodle bread, can’t wait to try that one as well. Thanks so much for sharing all your yummy recipes! Enjoy your day!

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for the sweet comment, Brooke! Let me know if you end up trying them. I think will LOVE the Lemon and Snickerdoodle Bread – they are my two favorites! πŸ˜€

Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

The lemon bread looks super delicious!! It seems more like cake than bread lol. Anyway, pinning because I DO want to try it!

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    Lil' Luna

    It may taste a little like cake too just because it is so darn good! πŸ™‚


So the glaze calls for lime juice. Is that a misprint? You just don’t mention lime anywhere else…..


Just mixed mine up and about to pop in the oven!! Simply CANNOT wait to taste this!!


    I made it! It came out beautifully and everybody loved it and said it was “crazy good”!!!

      Lil' Luna

      YAY! SO glad to hear it. Thanks for stopping by to let me know how it turned out. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!


Looks yummy! What size pan?


This bread is amazing! I cooked it a little longer than I should, but now I know how long it’ll take w/ my oven & loaf pan. I am NOT a baker, thanks for giving me back the confidence to try! I’m eating leftovers as I type this… YUM!

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for stopping by Tabitha! SO glad you were able to make this and that it turned out great!! Be sure to try my other bread recipes because they are just as good AND just as easy! Have a great day. πŸ™‚


      Oh, don’t you worry! I’m planning on banana bread next. I’ll let you know how that one goes!

        Lil' Luna

        Great! Definitely keep me posted. πŸ˜€


Can you tell me what size of pan you used and is there really lime in the glaze? Thanks! It looks fantastic!!

    Lil' Luna

    HI Pam. So sorry for the confusion… we used small paper pans, but I added in the notes different times for different sizes of pans. πŸ™‚


I read through the comments to look for answers to the questions I had. Several had the same questions that I do, and they were not answered. What size pans (taking it is regular size bread loaf pans) and how many, as the directions say to pour into greased loaf pans??? Also, directions to mix powdered sugar with lime juice. Life isn’t listed as an ingredient. Is it Lime or Lemon?

    Lil' Luna

    You can make it as 2 regular size loaf pans or smaller ones… I added some info under NOTES above. And the glaze calls for lemon… not lime. Sorry about that. :/


In my last comment, I meant to say that LIME isn’t listed as an ingredient. Is it Lime or Lemon?

    Lil' Luna

    I’m sorry for all the confusion… it’s lemon. I had new baby, new move brain which means it was mush at the time when I posted this. :/


Nice recipes. Thank you so much. Have a great weekend!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend as well. πŸ™‚


With what else can you eat these kind of bread? or it is like a desert?

    Lil' Luna

    I wouldn’t call it a dessert, but it’s just a YUMMY snack! πŸ˜€


So, where does the white chocolate come from? I’ve read the recipe carefully and the notes but I can’t find the white chocolate anywhere but in the title.


Why the hell would anyone call this a “bread”?!?!?!?! It’s a freaking packaged cake mix combined with a packaged pudding mix!!!!!!!!


I have made this 2x and it is excellent! It is my new favorite! It is so delicious that when I make it, I have to take it somewhere so I do not eat it all!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! Isn’t it so good?? I love sweet bread recipes (especially those that don’t involve yeast)! So glad you like it, and thank you for stopping by. πŸ™‚


I made cupcakes. These are so wonderful. I love lemon so right up my alley! Besides, they are pretty too.


This recipe looks amazing and I cannot wait to make it, but I have a quick question. Adding water to the mix is not listed as an ingredient, is that correct? Look forward to your reply and to both gifting and eating this delicious lemon piece of heaven. Thank you!

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, that’s correct, Rhona… there is no water in the recipe. Let me know how it goes. I promise you’ll love it! ;D


      Thank you so much for the quick reply and clarification!


        Btw, my entire reply did not go through. Ugh! I am looking forward to gifting these tomorrow, on a picture frame (as the platter, featuring your recipe inside), with a piece of parchment paper around the middle and tied with yellow and white twine! I bet all my girls will adopt this recipe as a go-to in the future! Thanks and I’ll keep you posted!

          Lil' Luna

          Let me know how it goes! I hope they love it. πŸ™‚

        Lil' Luna

        You’re welcome! πŸ™‚


Hello Kristyn, I just recently stumbled across your awesome site a few days ago while I was on Pinterest. I tried your Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake the other night and it was absolutely heavenly & Delicious! So of course I just had to explore your site even more to see what other tasty morsels I wanted to try. lol πŸ™‚ So many easy & scrumptious looking recipes I have already saved to try, but I was a little confused when I came across a few of your recipes like this white chocolate lemon bread one in which you mention a portion (small) white chocolate instant pudding mix instead of an actual weight in ounces or grams. I am aware the Jello company makes many flavors in these instant puddings, and they can be purchased on Amazon, but I do not use Amazon at the moment, and since I live in a smaller city in BC, Canada, I do not have access to all Jellos’ pudding flavors. Pretty limited here lol. The Giant Mega stores do not even spoil us with stocking the limited edition holiday flavors πŸ™ You say (small) size, but I am only aware of one size in these puddings 99-133g approx. for most flavors, and the awesome white chocolate one is not available here at all, except in the fat free version (a much smaller size at only 32g). No access either to a no-name brand of white chocolate instant mix. I know you mention vanilla pudding as a replacement on a couple recipes, but I would much rather have that subtle white chocolate flavor lol. So my curious question in my confusion is … what size weight is small and would the fat free (32g) be considered too small? πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes so generously. I will be baking & cooking up a storm for years to come πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, thank you so much!!! I’m so glad you stopped by!! The small boxes are like 3.9 ounces. I know that some places do not carry certain things, so I’m so sorry about that!! I know you said you would like the white chocolate flavor, but vanilla pudding is the next best. Next time you’re visiting somewhere, you’ll have to check their stores and stock up πŸ™‚ Let me know if you have any other questions!!! Happy baking/cooking!!


      Thank you so much for your reply and for letting me know Kristyn. I look forward to giving this one a whirl through the kitchen with a couple of the fat free smaller white chocolate pudding mixes I can get my hands on here lol πŸ˜‰ Will keep me eyes pealed for the regular white chocolate and any holiday ones during the festive seasons πŸ˜€

        Lil' Luna

        You’re welcome and good luck!!! Happy baking πŸ™‚

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