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6 Luscious Lemon Desserts

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Lemon Bars

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

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

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

3. Lemon Bars

Lemon BarsLemon 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


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.

5. 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

6. Lemon Poppyseed Cake

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


  • 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!

    • — Deanna on March 10, 2022
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