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
390
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
425
This is a wonderful Easter cake. Everyone at my Easter barbeque loved it. Very moist and delightful.

Zesty Lemon Loaf

Rating: 4.55 stars
84
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.

Blueberry-Lemon Pound Cake

Rating: 4.43 stars
106
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.

Lemon Pecan Pound Cake

Rating: 4.25 stars
29
This recipe makes a delicious lemon-flavored pound cake with chopped pecans and a simple lemon glaze.

Lemon Gold Cake

Rating: 4.46 stars
61
This easy cake recipe makes a good lemon-flavored cake perfect for any occasion.

Lemon Custard Pudding Cake

Rating: 4.28 stars
81
This recipe makes a delectable pudding-like cake with a tangy lemony flavor everyone will love.

Lemon Fluff Cake

Rating: 4.08 stars
62
A lovely and moist lemon-flavored cake is what you'll get from this easy cake recipe.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Rating: 4.75 stars
139
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 Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

Rating: 4.46 stars
250
A simple from-scratch lemon cupcake has blackberry buttercream frosting. This cupcake is a refreshing hit! Garnish each cupcake with a blackberry or a pinch of lemon zest.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
144
This is an easy, moist lemon and poppy seed cake that was my grandfather's favorite.

Lemon Souffle Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

Rating: 4.64 stars
96
Enjoy this light and lemony cheesecake with its delicious blueberry topping. It's excellent as a summer dessert, especially if you can find wild blueberries or huckleberries, or use frozen thawed and drained blueberries.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Yogurt Cake

Rating: Unrated
189
"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

Rating: Unrated
71
"This was a big brunch hit! Incredibly moist and bright." – gwyn

Italian Lemon Cream Cake

Rating: 4.8 stars
89

I enjoyed a lemon cream cake at a popular Italian restaurant so much that I wanted to recreate it at home. It is a white cake topped with vanilla crumbs and filled with rich lemon cream. After a few attempts, this is the version that I like best. It uses a white cake mix to cut preparation time. Store cake in the refrigerator.