Lemon Cake Recipes That Require a Second Slice
There’s something about a bright, citrusy lemon cake that is almost universally appealing. It’s perfectly appropriate for a fresh dessert after a hearty comfort food supper when the weather is chilly, and utterly delightful as a light finish to a summertime meal. From impressive layer cakes to easy as one-two-three-pound cakes, this roundup of lemon cake recipes has something for everyone and every skill level. Our Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake is heaven on a plate. You will not be able to resist its fluffy texture and melt-in-your-mouth crust. Why not rise and shine to a delicious slice of our Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake? It pairs wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee. If you have a cake plate that is begging for a friend, look no further than our Lemon-Lime Pound Cake. It is so easy and so delicious that you’ll be baking it up over and over. That cake plate may never be empty again.
Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Recipe: Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Cook the cheesecake in a water bath to ensure it doesn’t crack.
Lemon Bar Cake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake
The gooey center and chewy crust make one dynamic combination. Finish with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze
You can skip the Lavender Glaze, but why would you want to do a thing like that? It’s sweet, fresh, and utterly decadent when spread atop our Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake.
The Lemon Cheese Layer Cake
Recipe: The Lemon Cheese Layer Cake
Don’t let the name fool you: This is no cheesecake. But it is absolutely delicious.
Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake
This recipe calls for our Quick and Easy Lemon Curd, but you can also pick up a jar at your favorite grocery store instead.
Luscious Lemon Cake
Recipe: Luscious Lemon Cake
For a casual look just frost the top of the cake and in between the layers.
Lemon Bundt Cake
Recipe: Lemon Bundt Cake
This tangy cake with a sweet glaze will become your go-to recipe for every occasion.
Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
If you’re looking for an impressive dessert, you’ve found it. For a ladies’ lunch, bridal tea, or baby shower, our Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake is a winner.
Lemon-and-Chocolate Doberge Cake
Recipe: Lemon-and-Chocolate Doberge Cake
If you think chocolate and lemon don't belong together in once dessert, this cake will prove otherwise.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Ever heard of 7UP pound cake? This is our updated version to the classic Southern staple.
Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
To make this recipe ahead, you can wrap the cooled layers in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze for up to a month.
Lemon Pudding Cake
Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake
This simple dessert is light, custardy, and filled with the bright flavor of lemon.
Lemon Raspberry Cake
Recipe: Lemon Raspberry Cake
Make the most of fresh lemons and raspberries by making this refreshing layer cake.
Lemon Yogurt Cake
Recipe: Lemon Yogurt Cake
Crumbly cake layers, sweet lemon curd, and tangy whipped yogurt cream are the perfect trio.
Lemon Naked Cake Recipe with Flower Crown
Homemade lemon-vanilla buttercream and edible flowers instantly upgrade boxed cake mix.
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Cake
Lemon and blueberries are a match made in heaven in this light and airy springtime dessert.
Strawberry-Lemon Crêpe Cake
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemon Crêpe Cake
Thin crêpe layers allow ample space for spoonfuls of rich lemon filling.
Lemon-Olive Oil Cake with Whipped Mascarpone
Sometimes simple is better, and this one-layer cake proves just that.
Lemon Curd Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon Curd Pound Cake
You’ll want to spread the glaze over the cake while it’s still warm so it soaks into the cake and creates a delicious waterfall over the sides.
Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake Loaf
Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake Loaf
Top this quick bread with curls of coconut shavings, lemon zest, and lemon glaze.
Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
If company is coming for the weekend, they’ll love waking up to a hot cup of coffee and a slice of this not-too-sweet cake.