Lemon Cake Recipes

The best lemon cake recipes. Ideas for frosting, pound cake, and other ways to make this tart, refreshing dessert.

Staff Picks

Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn's Lemon Glaze

Rating: 4.74 stars
My mother's blue-ribbon pound cake recipe. It always gets rave reviews.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling and Lemon Butter Frosting

Rating: 4.19 stars
This is a wonderful Easter cake. Everyone at my Easter barbeque loved it. Very moist and delightful.

Zesty Lemon Loaf

Rating: 4.55 stars
This dressed-up pound cake-style lemon loaf has a delicate hint of ginger. The decadence of Grand Marnier makes this lemon loaf special. Great with Earl Grey tea or ice wine.

Lemon Pound Cake III

Rating: 4.47 stars
This recipe is quick and easy and has a wonderful flavor. Goes great with tea or coffee.

Lemon Pecan Pound Cake

Rating: 4.25 stars
This recipe makes a delicious lemon-flavored pound cake with chopped pecans and a simple lemon glaze.

Lemon Gold Cake

Rating: 4.45 stars
This easy cake recipe makes a good lemon-flavored cake perfect for any occasion.

Lemon Custard Pudding Cake

Rating: 4.31 stars
This recipe makes a delectable pudding-like cake with a tangy lemony flavor everyone will love.

Lemon Fluff Cake

Rating: 4.08 stars
A lovely and moist lemon-flavored cake is what you'll get from this easy cake recipe.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Rating: 4.74 stars
Love lemon meringue pie and cheesecake? Well this is the best of both worlds. Great any time of year and sure to impress your guests.

Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 4.42 stars
Here is a recipe I use for beautifully delicious lemon cupcakes. Ideally, you'd use buttercream frosting to ice cupcakes, but I tried these with Lemon Cream Icing for a less buttery icing, and they were perfect! These cupcakes are truly lighter than air and will melt in your mouth.

Yogurt Cake

Rating: 4.66 stars
A lemon pound cake made with yogurt instead of sour cream. I have used this recipe for a long time and had misplaced it. I went to my daughter and had her give me another copy.

Simple Lemon Cake

Rating: 4.3 stars
This simple lemon cake is perfect for picnics and parties. It's moist and soft.

Inspiration and Ideas

Yogurt Cake

"I didn't have lemon extract, so I used the zest of 2 lemons and the juice of one. Baked in a loaf pan for about 70 minutes. Very good!" - Christy Weber Stout

Lemon Fiesta Cake

"This was a big brunch hit! Incredibly moist and bright." – gwyn

Blueberry-Lemon Pound Cake

Rating: 4.45 stars

This is a tangy variation of an old recipe. Blueberry pound cake with the added spark of lemon. I love it and so do my kids.