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

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  • Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.320 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

  • Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake

    Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.176 ratings

    With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!

  • Lemon layer cake with soft cheese icing on a cake stand

    Easy lemon layer cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.22 ratings

    Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

  • Frosted courgette & lemon cake

    Frosted courgette & lemon cake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.116 ratings

    This luscious cake is lemony and light, with an extra citrus kick from the lemon syrup drizzle

  • Lemon drizzle cakes

    Lemon drizzle cakes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.118 ratings

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

  • Wedding cake - zingy lemon

    Wedding cake - zingy lemon

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.47 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

  • Squidgy lemon-ginger cake

    Squidgy lemon-ginger cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.39 ratings

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

  • Raspberry & lemon polenta cake

    Raspberry & lemon polenta cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.38 ratings

    Give your sponge an Italian twist with Jane Hornby's easy-to-make polenta cake

  • Lemon & violet drizzle cake

    Lemon & violet drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.44 ratings

    A simple and sweet all-in-one cake - ideal for Mothering Sunday

  • Lighter lemon drizzle cake

    Lighter lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.49 ratings

    Angela Nilsen gives one of our site's most popular cakes the ultimate healthy makeover by reducing fat

  • Rhubarb & lemon curd cake

    Rhubarb & lemon curd cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.41 ratings

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

  • Lemon poppyseed cake

    Lemon poppyseed cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.34 ratings

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

  • Citrus, almond & yogurt cake on a cake stand

    Citrus, almond & yogurt cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 ratings

    Enjoy this zesty citrus, almond and yogurt cake for afternoon tea. Best served warm with a cup of tea

  • Lemon & orange cake

    Lemon & orange cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    This citrus centrepiece has a secret ingredient that gives the cake a lovely texture, yet makes it gluten- and wheat-free

  • Lemon meringue cake

    Lemon meringue cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Take lemon meringue to a new level with this caramel-infused sponge filled with lemon curd and topped with Italian meringue

  • Pistachio, courgette & lemon cake

    Pistachio, courgette & lemon cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.38 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

  • Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

    Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.142 ratings

    Kids can help make this simple springtime treat – delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa

  • Sticky ginger lemon drizzle cake

    Sticky ginger lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.51 ratings

    Adapt one of our highest-rated cakes with tangy ginger, cream cheese frosting and citrus curd

  • Sliced flourless lemon & polenta drizzle cake

    Lemon polenta cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.32 ratings

    This gluten-free, flourless citrus cake is made using polenta and ground almonds. Serve with lemon drizzle icing and creamy mascarpone for an indulgent dessert

  • Fastest ever lemon pudding

    Fastest ever lemon pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.127 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

  • Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

    Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.227 ratings

    A simple but very impressive pud, light enough to have a slice to finish a big meal

  • Little lemon-tons

    Little lemon-tons

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

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

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