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Lemon dessert recipes

Bake a stunning lemon sponge cake, a creamy citrus cheesecake or a zesty sorbet with our best-ever lemon dessert recipes, perfect for entertaining.

38 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
35 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A zingy lemon tart from Mr Ramsay. Gordon's version of the classic French Tarte au citron is well worth the effort

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
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26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This pudding from reader Elizabeth Clark is the perfect centrepiece, complete with chewy meringue, creamy lemon filling and retro decoration

50 mins
More effort
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Delicate squares of light sponge cake, filled with poppy seed buttercream - a perfect buffet dessert or afternoon tea treat

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
43 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Lemon drizzle meets almondy simnel cake in this Easter traybake. It's a fruity treat that you can slice and serve with ease when entertaining

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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
32 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The uplifting zing of lemon zest cuts through the richness of this creamy and comforting classic

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
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