My Favourite Lemon Dessert Recipes

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My first experience of a lemon dessert recipe as a child was Lemon Meringue Pie. I loved the contrast of the sweet meringue with the sharp lemon filling. Ever since then, I’ve been a huge fan of lemony desserts and treats. Whether it’s zingy Lemon Almond Streusel Bars or rich, creamy Baked Lemon Cheesecake, there’s something wonderfully refreshing about lemon dessert recipes.

Here are some of my favourite lemon dessert recipes, shared over the years on the blog. Whether you are looking for a special dessert or something delicious to enjoy with a cup of tea “just because”, there’s a recipe (or two!) for you here. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my family and I do!

Lemon and Almond Streusel Bars on

These sweet yet tart Lemon Almond Streusel Bars are one of my favourite treats. They are perfect alongside a cup of tea or coffee and although it’s a bit unconventional, I enjoy a piece for breakfast as well!

Baked Lemon Cheesecake on
I made this Baked Lemon Cheesecake when doing some work with Rachel’s yogurt. It was an immediate hit with my family and a big success on the blog as well!

Lemon and Ginger Pound Cake on

This raisin and ginger studded Lemon Ginger Pound Cake has a great depth of flavour and it keeps really well. I love the versatility of a good pound cake. It’s nice to have one under a cake dome in the kitchen, a few plates and a knife alongside, so people can just help themselves when they fancy a slice.

Lemon Drizzle Cake on

A classic British teatime treat, Lemon Drizzle Cake is a delicious loaf cake soaked with a tangy lemon syrup after baking. The perfect balance of moist, sweet and tart, this classic recipe is perfect for any occasion.

Lemon and Ginger Cake Cupcakes and Mini Bundts on

Whether you want to make cupcakes, a light, deliciously moist layer cake or even mini bundts, this  Lemon and Ginger Cake recipe is perfect. A tender, moist cake with a light flavour, this recipe lends itself to any occasion.

Whether you are having friends round for a cup of tea or hosting a dinner party, my lemon dessert recipes have got you covered!

If you enjoyed this post you may also like Blueberry Chia Muffins with Lemon and Ginger.

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Article by April Harris

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.
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  1. This is a fantastic collection of lemon recipes! First, they’re going to be pinned on our lemon board, then they’re going to be made in our kitchen! Thanks so much for this wonderful round-up.

  2. Dear April, So many beautiful lemon recipes…a wonderful end of season round-up. I wish I could try them all. xo, Catherine

  3. April, I love these! Lemon is one of my very favorite flavours, way out ahead of chocolate! I posted a lemon dessert today, too.

  4. I LOVE lemon desserts. Yum!

  5. What a wonderful collection of recipes using lemon – lemon just adds a nice touch to so many dishes and for sweet, it’s amazing. Thanks for putting some of my favorites in here from your blog!

  6. I love lemon, especially in desserts. It adds a certain “lightness” to recipes which just makes me feel okay about indulging, lol. Beautiful collection.

  7. Such great inspiration for lemon recipes. They look wonderful.

  8. I LOVE this collection of lemon desserts!
    And you know – lemon meringue pie is a childhood memory for me 🙂
    I’m going to check the Lemon Almond Streusel Bars

  9. Looks delightful…must make for my daughter and substitute my gluten free flour blend. Since being diagnosed Celiac she pretty much avoids all bread/cake-like foods but still craves goodies now and again. These will please her and be a small enough batch not to derail her very healthy eating. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you so much 🙂 I am sure they will work well with your gluten free flour blend. If you make the recipes please do post photos on my Facebook page – I’d love for you to share them with other readers 🙂

  10. Oh April! I love these lemon luscious goodies! Especially that Lemon Almond Struesel Tart!!

  11. What a stunning collection of lemon desserts April! So many to choose from, but I have to say your cheesecake is seriously tempting me right now! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. There is just something about lemon desserts that are irresistible. Great collection April!

  13. I love lemon desserts…we cook with lemons all the time. This is such a great collection! Thanks April!

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