40 Amazing Lemon Recipes

I get lots of message from people requesting new recipes on here, and one flavour that crops up again and again is… LEMON 🍋

40 Amazing Lemon Recipes - All the sweet recipes a lemon lover needs. There's big cakes, small cakes, scones, biscuits and much more...

It would probably take years for me to create all of the delicious recipes you’re after so I’ve scoured the internet and collected together some of the best sweet lemon recipes I can find.

I’ve got big cakes, small cakes, scones, biscuits, desserts and much more…

Little Lemon Cakes, Cupcakes & Muffins

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes – Easy to make and packed full of flavour.

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

Splenda Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting – For if you’re after something lower in fat, sugar and calories.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from Let’s Eat Cake – They’re just bursting with flavour (and juicy blueberries).

Lemon Curd Stuffed Cupcakes from A Side of Sweet – If you like your cupcakes to have a filling then these would be right up your street.

Splenda Cupcakes, Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes and Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes

Lemon, Blueberry and Coconut Cupcakes from Cook With Me Darling – I shown you simple lemon cupcakes and lemon and blueberry. Now take it one step further by adding some coconut to the mix too.

Blueberry Glaze Muffins with Streusel and Lemon Zest from Feast in Thyme – If you prefer muffins to cupcakes.

Classic Lemon Madeleines from Living Sweet Moments – Soft, buttery and delicious.

Lemon Coconut & Blueberry Cupcakes, Lemon & Blueberry Muffins and Lemon Madeleines

Big Lemon Cakes

Lemon & Blueberry Cake from Jane’s Patisserie – A three-layer fresh lemon & blueberry cake with lemon sponges, fresh blueberries, lemon buttercream, and blueberry jam  – doesn’t that sound delicious!

Lemon & Blueberry Layer Cake

Classic Lemon Drizzle Cake from My Gorgeous Recipes – It’s based on a recipe by Mary Berry so it must be good!

Lemon Pound Cake from Farmgirl’s Kitchen – Wonderfully moist and flavorful, drizzled with lemon icing

Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake from The Peachicks Bakery – The perfect lemon fix for anyone who needs to avoid eggs or dairy.

Lemon Drizzle Cake, Lemon Pound Cake and Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon and Elderflower Cake from Supergolden Bakes – Channel your inner royal with this version of Harry & Meghan’s wedding cake.

Lemon & Elderflower Cake

Gluten-Free Lemon & Elderflower Cake from The Gluten-Free Blogger – Because you should still be able to channel your inner royal even if you’re gluten-free.

Courgette Cake with Lemon Drizzle from Veggie Desserts – It has reduced sugar, with much of the sweetness coming from the lemon drizzle. The flavour of the courgette fades away beneath the zingy lemon but leaves pretty flecks of green.

Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Cake from Curly’s Cooking – it’s just bursting with flavour.

Gluten-Free Lemon & Elderflower Cake, Courgette & Lemon Cake and Lemon & Blueberry Bakewell Cake

Lemon Scones

Gin & Lemon Scones – Traditionally scones are made with milk or buttermilk, but why stick to the dairy when you can use gin 🙂

Gin & Lemon Scones

Homemade Lemon Scones from Living Lou – These light, fluffy scones are topped with a lemon glaze and a sprinkle of lavender to make them extra special.

Lemonade Scones from Recipes From A Pantry – If gin isn’t your thing then you can also make scones using lemonade.

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones from Salt & Baker – They’re packed with lemon flavour and topped with an irresistible glaze!

Lemon Scones, Lemonade Scones and Lemon & Poppy Seed Scones

Lemon Cheesecakes

Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake Bars from A Mummy Too – The addition of yogurt to this lemon cheesecake adds a delicious tang and extra creaminess.

Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Gin & Lemon Cheesecakes from The Petite Cook – Gin and Lemon is such a great combination it appears again in this roundup in these individual gin & lemon cheesecakes (which are also gluten-free).

New York-Style Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping from Savoring Today – If you’re after a dense, soul-satisfying sort of a cheesecake then this is the one for you.

Lemon Drizzle Cheesecake from Jane’s Patisserie – For when all you need is a classic lemon cheesecake.

Gin & Lemon Cheesecake, New York-Style Cheesecake and Lemon Drizzle Cheesecake

Lemon Desserts

Lemon Posset Pots from Fuss Free Flavours – An impressive, delicious and elegant make-ahead dessert which can also be frozen so perfect for making in advance. They’re naturally gluten-free too.

Lemon Posset Pots

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse from Contentedness Cooking – Just five ingredients and two easy steps to make this lemon cheesecake mousse. Not only is it simple to make, but it’s also vegan too!

Lemon Creme Brûlée from Went Here 8 – The creamy, zesty custard is the perfect match for the crunch of the sugar.

Meringue Torte with Lemon Cream from Foodie Girl Chicago – If you love lemon meringue then you’re going to love this.

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse, Lemon Creme Brûlée and Lemon Meringue Torte

Warm Lemon Pudding Cake from Faithfully Gluten Free – It’s just magical. While it’s baking, it creates a light, airy cake on top, with a tangy lemon pudding on the bottom.

Poppy Seed, Lemon & Tarragon Desserts from Pretty Sweet – These stunning desserts would make a fabulous showstopper for a dinner party.

Warm Lemon Pudding Cake and Lemon, Poppy Seed & Tarragon Dessert

Lemon Pies & Tarts

Homemade Lemon Tart from Happy Foods Tube – When it comes to tarts and pies, nothing beats this classic.

Lemon Tart

Lemon Meringue Pie from Becky Excell – Another classic lemon dessert and this one is free from gluten and dairy, so perfect for anyone with an allergy or intolerance.

Lemon Tart with a Chamomile Crust by Veggie Desserts – A twist on the classic lemon tart with a chamomile infused crust.

Lemon, Ginger & Dark Chocolate Tart from Gluten Free Alchemist – An explosion of flavours and textures which compliment and contrast each other, while exciting every taste bud as they mingle and then separate.

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon & Chamomile Tart, Lemon & Ginger Tart

Lemon Biscuits and Cookies

Lemon Amaretti Biscuits – So easy to make, crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle and packed with lemon flavour. They’re naturally gluten-free too.

Lemon Amaretti Biscuits

Lemon & Raspberry Cookies from The Forked Spoon – Soft, fluffy and buttery and bursting with the flavours of fresh lemon and raspberries.

Lemon Biscuits from Fuss Free Flavours – Delicate biscuits with a delicious cream cheese filling.

Slice and Bake Lemon & Poppy Seed Cookies from Oh My! Sugar – Perfect with a nice cup of tea.

Lemon & Raspberry Cookies, Lemon Biscuits and Lemon & Poppy Seed Biscuits

Lemon Traybakes & Bars

Classic Lemon Bars from the PKP Way – Bursting with lemon flavour.

Lemon Bars

Lemon Coconut Bars from Imagelicious – Classic lemon bars with a tropical twist.

Lemon Crumble Bites from Joshi Cooks – The perfect way to use it up leftover cake (if leftover cake is actually a thing 😂).

Zingy Lemon & Berry Blondie Bars from Family Friends Food – Squidgy, sweet, tart and studded with vibrant and delicious berries.

Lemon & Coconut Bars, Lemon Crumble Bites and Lemon & Berry Blondie Bars

So you’ve seen everything now, the question is which one will you try first?


  1. Awwww Such an amazing list! Lemon is one of mah favourite flavor for dessert. You totally ROCK the lemon desserts! ❤
    – Natalie

  2. Ugh… lemon cakes and pastries are my absolute weakness… these pictures are killin’ me!

  3. I’m obsessed with all things lemon! Now the question is what to make first!

  4. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    Thanks ever so much for including my scones! I love lemon so I’m definitely going to have to give some of these a try!

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