Lemon Cake

A lot of delectable desserts come in the form of lemon cakes. From Lemon Icebox Cake to Lemon-Lime Cake to Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze, lemon offers a light and refreshing taste to cakes.

See Popular Lemon Cake Recipes

Pistachio-Topped Lemon-Olive Oil Cake

Food & Wine

The original recipe for Ryan Hardy's delicious citrusy, nutty, and dense cake comes from London's River Cafe restaurant. He substitutes olive oil for some of the butter and insists that it be served with tangy creme fraiche and an espresso.

Total: 2 hrs

Lemon Drop Cake

Betty Crocker

Add a special touch and fresh citrus zing to a cake mix treat. Fork-poking and pouring sweetened lemon juice over a baked Betty Crocker® cake is the delicious secret.

Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Total: 1 hr 25 mins

Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake

Food & Wine

This tender lemon cake was inspired by one favored by Manhattan socialites of the '70s.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This beautiful three layer cake is elegantly light and beautiful to serve for a wedding or baby shower or for summer entertaining.

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

Midwest Living

Lemon Lover's Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Betty Crocker

Stir up Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix with fresh lemon to create delicious cupcakes.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Lemon-Curd Cakes with Poppy Seeds

Food & Wine

"The lemon-poppy seed combo is classic," says Vinny Dotolo. "When I was a kid, I ate lemon-poppy seed muffins for breakfast and with ice cream for dessert." Now he turns the pairing into lovely cakes: They have a tender cakey layer on the bottom, a luscious curd-like layer on top and poppy-seed creme fraiche to finish the whole thing off.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins
Total: 1 hr 25 mins

Good Thyme Lemon Cups

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve these individual cups at a spring party or when entertaining.

Lemonade Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon Dreams

Better Homes and Gardens

Lusting After Lemon Cake

Spring makes me have lemon cake on the brain, but not just any old lemon cake. I'm talking about three super-citrusy layers smothered with lemon frosting. This is not a new craving.

Lemony Glazed Shortbread Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

These rich and crumbly little cupcakes sing with the flavor of zesty lemon. When cookies such as shortbread are largely dependent on butter, make sure the butter is fresh. To check, scrape a bit of butter from the top of a stick with a knife. If the scraped area is a lighter shade of yellow than the nonscraped area, your butter has seen better days and is best used for cooking.

Lemon-Rosemary Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet sensation needs little embellishment beyond a light lemon glaze. Yogurt and beaten egg whites make this cake light and tender.

Lemon Tea Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Decorate these elegant little cakes to suit the occasion--pink for Valentine's Day, pastel hues for Easter, wedding colors for a shower.

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