By Vanessa Greaves

You just can't help smiling when you bite into a slice of luscious, refreshing lemon cake. Here are 8 bright and cheerful top-rated lemon cakes that'll lift your mood like sunshine on a plate.

1. Lemon Chiffon Cake

"I made this cake several times, everybody loved it and said it tasted like heaven! A light fluffy texture with mouthwatering lemony flavor, it's just perfect." -- mariana kawaleet

Photo by Carissa Bagnell

2. Lemon Fiesta Cake

"As if the cake isn't good enough on its own, the rich, buttery, sweet lemon glaze soaks in and transforms this into something celestial. The kind of cake that when you taste that first bite you close your eyes and sigh, 'Mmmmm.' (I'm not kidding)" -- naples34102

Photo by Carson's Mommy

3. Italian Lemon Cream Cake

"I love this, it's like my Italian gramma used to make, but easier because of the cake mix, I used 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon lemon zest in the cake and it was perfect. I followed the filling as it was. Thanks for making this wonderful family favorite so easy." -- Mim

4. Heavenly Lemon Cake

"This was LEMONICIOUS! If you love lemon, this cake is for you! My daughter says it tastes like a lemon bar." -- Kim's Cooking Now!

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

5. Zesty Lemon Loaf

"There are 5-star recipes, and then there are FIVE STAR recipes. This is a FIVE STAR recipe. Oh my goodness, what a treat! Moist and lemony and exquisitely delicious." -- naples34102

Photo by naples34102

6. Lemon Cheesecake

"Excellent, creamy cheesecake. The lemon flavor is perfect! Just to enhance the lemon flavor and add some color, I topped this with a lemon curd drizzle." -- mominml

Photo by Katie Mak

7. Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

A lemony cheesecake is topped with lemon curd, which is then topped with a light and fluffy meringue. Can you handle this much lemony goodness? (The answer is always YES!)

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake | Photo by Kim

More: Get easy tips to make perfect meringues.

8. Lemon Poppy Seed Dessert Cake

"GREAT cake. It's easy to make but tastes like it came from a 5-star bakery." -- CHIPGUY

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