Easy lemon desserts
Create one of our citrusy bakes and desserts, from lemon drizzle cake to lemon meringue pie and a zesty cheesecake or two
Looking for lemon desserts? Finish your meal with a refreshing citrus hit by serving the perfect lemon pie recipe or one of our sweet lemon tart ideas. Then check out our lemon cake recipes.
Going on a picnic? Take a batch of our lemon cupcakes or lemon and blueberry tray bake bars.
Lemon dessert recipes
Lemon curd trifle
Lemon curd gives this English dessert staple a zesty update. Try making your own lemon curd with our recipe.
Lemon drizzle cake
A classic afternoon tea lemon drizzle cake that sounds as good as it tastes. If you fancy some enjoyable baking, with a great reward at the end, then this recipe is for you. Why not make this one for a birthday cake and decorate your own way?
Lemon meringue pie
A classic, impressive lemon meringue pie with crisp pastry, tart curd and fluffy meringue that's easy to make. What more could you want? Try our step-by-step guide to create the perfect lemon meringue pie. Here's how to make the perfect meringues (with an expert video guide).
Lemon cheesecake with candied lemon peel
A baked cheesecake is a great skill to master and much easier to make than you think. This lemon and vanilla cheesecake is finished with a candied lemon peel syrup which makes it smart enough to serve for a dinner party.
Add a bit of a kick to your lemon dessert with our smooth and zingy limoncello tart, encased in buttery homemade pastry. Make this impressive pudding for a light yet seriously moreish dinner party dessert.
Easy lemon curd
Add a lemony zest to your cakes and desserts with our easy lemon curd recipe. Spoon onto warm crumpets, stir through greek yogurt, or use to sandwich meringues together.
Vegan lemon loaf cake
A delicate, zingy vegan lemon cake made without eggs, milk or butter! The key to that lemony tang is a decent lemon extract (we use Nielsen-Massey), ready in just 1 hour!
Lemon curd and blueberry roulade
Crisp on the outside, marshmallowy on the inside and packed with flavours of the summer, this is a surprisingly easy yet showstopping summer dessert.
Lemon self-saucing pudding (Lemon surprise pudding)
Lemon self-saucing pudding, also known as lemon surprise pudding, is easy to whip up and can be ready in an hour. Make one simple mixture and as it cooks it separates into a light sponge on top and zesty lemon curd beneath. This is our most popular dessert recipe ever, so see what all of the fuss is about. You could also try our indulgent chocolate self-saucing pudding or our exotic coconut and lime self-saucing pudding.
Lemon polenta cake with limoncello syrup
Our lemon polenta cake is a dense, rich cake with a boozy limoncello syrup. A great way to zest up and afternoon tea, or the perfect after-dinner centrepiece to serve with coffee (or limoncello!). We even have an easy limoncello recipe.
These cute little lemon cupcakes would work equally well for a kids party, baby shower or just a treat to serve with afternoon tea. If you are short of time make the sponges ahead and store in an airtight box then ice on the day. Extra cupcake cases to use?
Lemon and blueberry tray bake
These simple lemon and blueberry bars are seriously moorish, gooey on the inside and crunchy on the out, the ideal summertime picnic treat.
Limoncello meringue pie
This is a great way to make use of lemons. Italian meringue is made with hot sugar syrup rather than regular sugar. This starts to cook and stabilise the egg white, so it needs no further cooking in the oven. You’ll need a sugar thermometer to get the right consistency for the syrup.
Lemon and almond tarts
If you like Bakewell tart you'll love this lemon version. A crisp shortcrust shell is filled with lemon curd and a rich egg and ground almond sponge. Serve warm straight from the tin or at room temperature with a nice cup of tea.
Lemon drizzle crumpets
We've taken these crumpets and given them a zingy makeover. Drenched in lemon and sugar they are great with your afternoon tea.
Lemon and raspberry flapjacks
A lemon sweet treat for after-school or a mid-afternoon treat, our lemon and raspberry flapjacks are easy and fun to make. With plenty of lemon zest and a delicious layer of raspberries these oat bars are sure to be a hit with friends and family.
Amalfi lemon syllabub
Check out this refreshing lemon dessert from Italian restaurant Bancone in Covent Garden. Bancone's easy recipe makes more lemony granita than you’ll need – store any leftovers in the freezer.
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