Looking for lemon cake recipes? Want the best lemon drizzle cake? Try our ideas and twists here, then check out our orange cakes.
Lemon cake recipes
A classic lemon drizzle cake that sounds as good as it tastes – perfect for afternoon tea. If you fancy some enjoyable baking with a great reward at the end, then this recipe is for you.
This lemon sponge cake, with a delicious lemon curd icing and beautiful edible crystallised violets and primroses on top, is a real showstopper. It’d make a great celebration cake.
Try this spongy and 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).
This moist, moreish cake from Petersham Nurseries is given a citrussy hit due to the lemon-infused icing, with poppy seeds adding a satisfying crunch.
These cute little lemon cupcakes would work well for a kids party, baby shower or just a treat to serve with afternoon tea. The lemon zest topping is a great finishing touch.
This lemon polenta cake is a dense, rich cake with a boozy limoncello syrup. A great way to zest up an afternoon tea or coffee break.
This lemon and blueberry poke cake is sure to be a hit with the whole family. With lemon sponge, blueberry compote and a cream cheese frosting, it’s an impressive bake that’s surprisingly easy to make.
The lemon drizzle loaf is a classic – and that’s for a reason. Amalfi lemons from Italy have an intense aroma and flavour that makes this version even better, but you can use regular ones too. Dress it up even further with some tart candied peel.
Spread some love with these lemon meringue cupcakes, whose zesty sponge is topped with a sweet frosting and meringue hearts. It only takes an hour of hands-on time to make them, too.
Give our Italian almond and lemon cake a go, using Amalfi lemons for their intense aroma, and slightly sweeter flavour. This light, summery cake is seriously moreish – a real crowd-pleaser.