Lemon cake recipes

29 Recipes

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

305 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
More effort
164 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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111 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
109 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
37 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
Easy
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
41 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
28 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs
A challenge
31 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
128 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These neat, zesty cakes are finished off with a smooth, rich topping

35 mins
More effort
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
119 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
41 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This sticky, crumbly bake is irresistible - it's a pudding straight from the tin

1 hr
Easy
198 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

With it's light, lemony taste, this is will become everyone's summer favourite in no time

45 mins
More effort
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Elegant sponge squares that are petite and pretty as a picture - impress with light flavours and silky butter icing

1 hr and 45 mins
A challenge
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