Lemon cake recipes

29 Recipes

Zingy citrus bakes, from classic lemon drizzle to lovely loafs and sandwich sponges.

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes


(285 ratings)

These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake


(154 ratings)

With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle cakes


(92 ratings)

The mini and extra marvellous version of our most popular recipe, the lemon drizzle cake
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Wedding cake - zingy lemon


(42 ratings)

Tier two of our three tier wedding cake, this gives a real citrus hit and the drenching of lemon syrup keeps it beautifully moist
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Squidgy lemon-ginger cake


(38 ratings)

This dense, sticky ginger cake is easy to make and a great Sunday teatime treat
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Lighter lemon drizzle cake


(41 ratings)

Angela Nilsen gives one of our site's most popular cakes the ultimate healthy makeover by reducing fat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb & lemon curd cake


(35 ratings)

A lemon sponge cake dotted with tender pink pieces of rhubarb and topped with decadent cream frosting
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon poppyseed cake


(22 ratings)

Lemon and poppyseed cake is a baking classic, packed with zesty flavours and drenched in icing for the ultimate treat alongside a cuppa
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon & orange cake


(8 ratings)

This citrus centrepiece has a secret ingredient that gives the cake a lovely texture, yet makes it gluten- and wheat-free
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon meringue cake


(5 ratings)

Take lemon meringue to a new level with this caramel-infused sponge filled with lemon curd and topped with Italian meringue
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Pistachio, courgette & lemon cake


(20 ratings)

Big on flavour but light on texture, this easy bake is just as good packed into a tin for a picnic or served with Greek yogurt for dessert
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake


(110 ratings)

Kids can help make this simple springtime treat – delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Fastest ever lemon pudding


(110 ratings)

Being short of time needn't stop you making your own pudding. This microwave-friendly sponge is ready in 10 minutes and can easily be a chocolate pud too...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Little lemon-tons


(23 ratings)

Individual lemon sponge cakes with crunchy sugar topping that make a perfect addition to a tea stand
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & caraway roulade


(3 ratings)

With it's light, lemony taste, this is will become everyone's summer favourite in no time
  • 45 mins
  • More effort

Lemon & lavender fondant fancies


(3 ratings)

Elegant sponge squares that are petite and pretty as a picture - impress with light flavours and silky butter icing
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • A challenge

Luscious lemon & raspberry sandwich


(14 ratings)

Lemon curd yogurt gives this gluten-free sponge cake a lovely light texture. It's filled with cream and berries and topped with a drizzle icing...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy


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