6 Luscious Lemon Desserts

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Lemon Bars dusted with powdered sugar.

When life gives you lemons, make one of these dreamy lemon desserts. From lemon bars to lemon meringue pie, these tart-sweet treats will satisfy your sweet tooth and brighten your day!

1. Lemon Pound Cake

Partially-sliced loaf of lemon pound cake.

If you’re a lemon lover, this is your cake! The batter incorporates lemon zest and lemon juice, and a luscious lemon syrup is poured over the cake to brighten the lemon flavor. To top it off, the cake is drizzled with a lemon glaze for maximum lemon flavor in every bite. Get the recipe for Lemon Pound Cake.

2. Warm Lemon Pudding Cakes

lemon pudding cakes

These lemon pudding cakes are light, elegant, and so easy to pull together. There’s a cakey layer on top and a delightful surprise of lemon pudding hiding below. Get the recipe for Lemon Pudding Cakes.

3. Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars dusted with powdered sugar.Lemon bars are hard to top when it comes to lemony desserts. With a shortbread cookie crust, a bright and gooey lemon filling, and a dusting of Confectioners’ sugar, they are impossible to resist. Get the recipe for Lemon Bars.


Partially-sliced loaf of lemon blueberry pound cake.

Perfect for brunch, dessert, (or any time of day), this brightly flavored lemon blueberry pound cake is packed with fresh blueberries and lemony flavor. Get the recipe for Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake.

5. Lemon Meringue Pie

Fork on a plate with a slice of lemon meringue pie.Lemon meringue pie can be finicky. This foolproof recipe from my best friend’s mom, Myra Santoro, is easy and predictable. Get the recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie.

6. Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Slice of lemon poppyseed cake on a plate with a fork.

Looking for a perfect company cake? A slight twist on my favorite lemon pound cake (see above), this cake is not only chockfull of lemony flavor, but it’s also filled to the brim with nutty poppy seeds. Get the recipe for Lemon Poppyseed Cake.


  • This lemon bar recipe is the best I have found! I add a bit more juice and zest depending on the flavor of the lemons I have. Hands down the best!

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